- Director of Research
- Coordinator, MS in Urban Planning for Transition
Market Street Vertical Village
- Michael Catalfano
The goal of this project was to look at an underutilized parking lot in Center Philly at the Corners of 8th and Market Street. This Parking Lot, looking forward into the future of 2050 and beyond, is a prime candidate for the a new Vertical City Concept to take place. This project utilizes this idea by creating a podium space underneath a soaring residential tower that allows residents to have everything they need without having to leave the building. This helps cut down on the emissions made by traveling to and from the store or other services. By keeping everything within the building envelope this allows for a plethora of urban amenities to exist within a single structure. The podium space is not only to be used by the residents but the neighboring areas and allow for a new way of thinking about how a building can be organized in the ever evolving city landscape.