Planning Commission Signs Off On New Penn Medical Facility

 

UPenn’s New Patient Pavilion at 300 S. 33rd St., as seen from northwest | Rendering: Foster + Partners

UPenn’s New Patient Pavilion at 300 S. 33rd St., as seen from northwest | Rendering: Foster + Partners

  • University of Pennsylvania Health System’s plans for the 343-foot-high, 1.1 million-square-foot New Patient Pavilion, set to replace Penn Tower at 300 South 33rd Street, has advanced with approval from the planning commission, reports The Inquirer’s Jacob Adelman. Designed by Foster + Partners, the building “will serve as a patient-intake hub for surrounding medical facilities” with 500 inpatient rooms and 50 operating rooms.
  • Vandals have once again covered the Clarkville restaurant at 43rd & Baltimore with graffiti, this time labelling the proprietors of the six-month old establishment “gentrifiers” who ought to “go home,” reports West Philly Local. “I wish they knew what we were about,” said co-owner Brendan Hartranft, a native Philadelphian, as he scraped off paint from windows.
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