Park Towne Place
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Park Towne Place
Park Towne Place Apartment Homes
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Park Towne Place Apartments, January 2012
Location2200 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°57?40?N 75°10?39?W / 39.96111°N 75.17750°W / 39.96111; -75.17750Coordinates: 39°57?40?N 75°10?39?W / 39.96111°N 75.17750°W / 39.96111; -75.17750
Area10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built1957-1959
ArchitectMilton Schwartz; Louis I. Kahn; Edmund Bacon;
Architectural styleInternational style
NRHP reference #11000926[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 15, 2011

Park Towne Place is a historic apartment complex located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. The complex consists of four eighteen-story buildings (with floors numbered one through nineteen with no thirteen), a one-story office area, an underground parking garage, and a pool and spa complex. It was designed by Milton Schwartz in the International style, using reinforced concrete with limestone-tan brick, white marble, and bright aluminum trim and glass. it was constructed between 1957 and 1959. The apartment buildings are in the shape of rectangular cuboids.[2]

Park Towne Place is owned by Aimco, a publicly traded real estate investment trust. In 2014, Aimco selected Tryba Architects of Denver to renovate the complex.

Park Towne Place was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011, and receives a significant tax abatement as a consequence.[1]

The four towers of Park Towne Place, viewed from the southeast. From left to right are the South, West, North, and East buildings. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is partially visible between the South and West buildings.

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/12/11 through 12/16/11. National Park Service. 2011-12-23.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.Note: This includes George E. Thomas (April 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Park Towne Place" (PDF). Retrieved .

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