Over 1,200 apartments proposed in West Philly near Provident Mutual building

4601 Market

Just north of Market Street and its elevated train line is a stretch of West Philadelphia dominated by urban planning from a different time. This stretch of land is defined by huge institutional buildings set on expansive grounds disconnected from the rest of the city. Ranging from the former Provident Mutual Insurance Co. headquarters at 4601 Market to the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Westpark towers to the Kirkbride rehabilitation center, these structures stand alone and have the lack of street life to show for it.

Philadelphia Inquirer - Jake Blumgart - Aug 22, 2022
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