Construction Set To Begin For Center City Luxury Apartment Building

A new apartment building, with a restaurant and retail space, is being built in center city.

Today, a ceremonial groundbreaking was held for the upcoming “AQ Rittenhouse,” a mixed-use tower at 20th and Chestnut Streets.

Mayor Michael Nutter says it’s all part of the planned revitalization of once-elegant Chestnut Street.

“It was a terribly blighted building, and through the (Philadelphia) Redevelopment Authority we were able to ultimately move it to private ownership,” the mayor told KYW Newsradio.  “They partnered with the charter school.”

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