Iroko Extends Its Roots At The Navy Yard

 

Photo: Nathaniel Popkin

Photo: Nathaniel Popkin

  • With some help from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, the nascent Iroko Pharmaceuticals has increased its stake in the future of the Navy Yard Corporate Center threefold, opening yesterday its new 56,412 square foot, LEED-certified office building at 1 Crescent Drive. Mayor Nutter told the Inquirer that the Navy Yard, “with now more than 10,000 workers on the site, has ‘serious momentum’ and is a ‘spectacular performer for the city’.” The building was designed by the firm DIGSAU.
About the author

Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.



3 Comments


  1. Read the article and stop spreading this nonsense: third dirtiest METRO AREA, not third dirtiest city.

  2. Why can’t the rest of Philadelphia get the same tax breaks that businesses at the Navy Yard receive from the City? Any chance there’s a correlation between the growth of businesses in a part of the City with favorable tax rates, and the loss of businesses in other areas that do not receive special tax breaks and instead must pay very high rates?

Recent Posts
In Search Of A Cure For City Blue [Updated, 5:20pm]

In Search Of A Cure For City Blue [Updated, 5:20pm]

April 23, 2014  |  News

After a piece of it crashed onto the sidewalk, the defining feature that earned 1106 Chestnut Street a place on the city's Register of Historic Places has been entirely removed. Max Ufberg weighs the conflicts facing City Blue, L&I, and the Historical Commission—and the options to resolve them > more

School District Recommends Closing Walter Palmer Charter

School District Recommends Closing Walter Palmer Charter

April 23, 2014  |  Morning Blend

A war of words over charter’s performance, Philly makes the DNC’s short list for 2016, not everything so rosy in Center City’s report, and a day of Shakespeare throughout the city > more

Looking Ahead For Germantown High School Building

Looking Ahead For Germantown High School Building

April 22, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Advocates seek to preserve building’s legacy, an internationally focused seminar space approved for Penn’s campus, Ramsey lobbies for speed cameras on the Boulevard, and an update on the upcoming 40th Street Trolley portal project > more

Transformation Fit For A Queen (Village)

Transformation Fit For A Queen (Village)

April 21, 2014  |  Walk the Walk

Sixteen years after the opening of Beau Monde, at Sixth and Bainbridge, the corner's evolution is near complete. Joe Brin has the story > more

With Ambitious Campus Plan, Temple Demands Attention

With Ambitious Campus Plan, Temple Demands Attention

April 21, 2014  |  Morning Blend

How the job-creator hopes to increase enrollment, correcting some design mistakes in Philly’s Vietnam War memorial, Project Home and Jon Bon Jovi team up to fight homelessness, and regional manufacturing on the rise > more

A Look Inside Gilded Age Parkside

A Look Inside Gilded Age Parkside

April 18, 2014  |  Morning Blend

A tour of a nearly intact Victorian mansion in West Philly, two civics explore the possibility of creating improvement districts, Stotesbury Gateway to be remade, and cleaning up Clark Park > more