The Center City District selected Daniel J. Keating Company for the much anticipated renovation of Dilworth Plaza. Daniel J. Keating Company is a well known name in Center City, Philadelphia because of their recent renovation of Independence Hall, their construction of the Liberty Bell Center, and their contribution to the expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Requests for bids were publicly advertised in The Philadelphia Inquirer,Daily News, and Philadelphia Tribune and a total of nine proposals were received and five bidders were interviewed by city consultant Gilbane Building Company and Keating was deemed to be the best. The renovation of Dilworth Plaza is expected to take 27 months and cost $50 million. In the end, Dilworth Plaza will be transformed from an unsightly, concrete plaza into a manicured, green, sustainable area full of grass, tree, a fountain, benches and chairs.
Rittenhouse Square is one of the five original open-space parks planned for Center City, Philadelphia by William Penn and his surveyor Thomas Holme during the late 17th century. The Rittenhouse Square neighborhood boundaries, for real estate purposes, are Broad Street to the East, Market Street. to the North, South Street to the South, and 22nd Street to the West. Rittenhouse Square was originally called Southwest Square and was later renamed to honor David Rittenhouse, a prominent Philadelphia clockmaker and astronomer.
Blog post compliments of CenterCityTeam’s Philadelphia Real Estate Blog
Frank L. DeFazio, Esquire
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