Concrete Poured at $500 Million East Market Development

We’re getting our first look inside a $500 million development, located right in the heart of Center City Philadelphia.

The East Market development takes up an entire city block between Market and Chestnut, from 11th to 12th Streets. It’s a combination of retail and residential spaces, and developers hope it will boost tourism in the city.

For decades people have looked at Market East as a troubled no-man’s land. A place to walk past, and not stop. But that’s about to change.

Now, the thinking is it can become a desirable destination.

Workers started today below what will be the ground floor of the operation. 350 cubic yards of concrete was poured into the sub-foundations of the East Market project.

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