Western Union Building, a rare architectural masterpiece, is a condominium residence that bridges the past, present and future in a style of timeless luxury. 100 truly unique Western Union Building condominium residences rise above a vibrant cobblestone neighborhood. The spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Western Union Building residences and spectacular penthouses bring contemporary insight to traditional settings -you’ll find loft-like living spaces, 10′-13′ ceilings, exposed industrial interiors in many residences and sweeping views from private balconies and terraces. Western Union Building is one of the best new construction condo buildings in Center City, Philadelphia.
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Cecil Baker + Partners was charged with the task of transforming the Western Union Building, in the Washington Square West neighborhood of Philadelphia, from a vacant low-rise loft structure into a high-rise condominium project. The existing 1922 building, a 4-story heavy-masonry Art Deco building, was originally designed to support additional stories. Along with the acquisition of an adjacent property at the corner of the block, the potential for a large-scale development emerged. The challenge of the Western Union Building project was to respect the existing building, create an addition that did not fall into the trap of historic replication, and to create an appropriately-scaled neighborhood landmark. The solution includes an elegant 8-story glass box that floats above the original Western Union Building home. The two share the same façade plane, separated by the deep shadow line of condominium terraces at the level just above the existing cornice. A new 12-story vertical tower, anchoring the corner of the site, counterbalances these stacked elements. Primarily clad in copper-colored metal panels and black brick, this Western Union Building tower dematerializes into a weightless glass corner as it approaches the sky.
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