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Old Posted Sep 22, 2005, 12:55 AM
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WILMINGTON | WSFS Bank Center | 70 M / 230 FT | COM

Construction actually started in early August (site clearing and prep), but there really wasn't anything to show photo-wise. Anyway, the offical "Pile Driving" ceremony (since the ground was already broken) was held on Tuesday, September 20, 2005. The building will be approximately 350,000 sq. ft., with a 5 story garage in the rear and 15 floors of office. There will be retail on the ground floor fronting Delaware Avenue and Washington Street.

The building is a joint venture between Buccini/Pollin Group (51%) and WSFS Bank (49%). WSFS Bank will take the 12th and 11th floors and move their headquarters from their current 838 Market Street location, as well as place their letters on roof. The USPS will move their downtown location to the building from the basement of the Wilmington Trust Company headquarters (originally the Wilmington Post Office). As of 9/21/05, the building is approximately 50% leased.

Architect: Gensler
Developer: Buccini/Pollin Group
Roof: 70.1 m
Floor Count: 15
Floor Area: 106,680 m²
Elevator Count: 4

The rendering:



Site photos to follow...
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