Philadelphia’s First Vertical Neighborhood
Not only is Philadelphia home to national monuments like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, but the vibrant city is now also the location of AKA’s new luxury residence tower, University City at Cira Centre South. Boasting impeccable views of the city, the skyscraper’s exterior was developed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and BLTa.
With the option to lease furnished or unfurnished, the tower’s upper 19 stories feature brand-new luxury residential offerings that vary from traditional apartments to hotel suites. A short elevator ride takes owners up to the residences located on floors 29 through 46, which showcase 10-foot ceilings, panoramic views, wide-plank Italian white-oak flooring, open living and dining areas, and kitchens complete with stainless-steel appliances and custom Italian cabinetry. Spa-influenced bathrooms are dressed in Grohe fixtures, dual-lit mirrors, and glass-enclosed showers, while the penthouse bathrooms are fully clad in Carrara marble. There is even a club floor dedicated to wellness and relaxation that is equipped with a 72-foot indoor aerial pool, a fitness center, a private theater, a lounge with a terrace, a 3-D indoor golf simulator, and an all-season green space complete with fire pits and views for miles.
Determined to make each resident feel at home, the Lissoni team made slight variations to the fabric and furniture used in each fully furnished residence so guests will have the opportunity to choose a design that speaks to their personal taste. Available for lease in late summer 2016, AKA University City is an intricate weave of elegance and sophistication that has resulted in something truly unique. (akauniversitycity.com)