Crown of The Laurel Rittenhouse Square Set to Light Up Philadelphia Skyline

  • 01. 20. 2023
  • Jenna Lefever

Top of Philadelphia’s tallest residential tower will glow green for inaugural crown lighting to celebrate Eagles soaring to NFL divisional playoffs

Southern Land Company (SLC), a national real estate developer of award-winning mixed-use developments and master-planned communities, will light up the crown of The Laurel Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia’s tallest luxury residential tower, at dusk on Friday, January 20. For the inaugural lighting, the crown lights will be set to green to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles hosting the NFL divisional playoff game on Saturday, January 21.

“The Laurel is one of the most prominent additions to Philadelphia’s skyline, and the crown lights are the proverbial icing on the cake,” said Brian Emmons, SLC Vice President. “They are the perfect complement to both the building and the city, and we are excited to officially debut them with bright, highly visible show of support for the Eagles as they prepare to advance in the playoffs.”

The crown of The Laurel features a glass curtainwall system that surrounds a steel structural system, which encloses the building’s mechanical system and elevator overrun. The LED lights that adorn the crown will generally be set to white; however, The Laurel team will have the light color programmed to support additional special events, teams, and holidays. The crown lights will illuminate the skyline every night from dusk to dawn.

Some Philadelphians may have caught an early glimpse of the illuminated crown lights atop the 599-foot-tall tower, as testing of the lights has been underway throughout the week.

Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and built by Hunter Roberts Construction Group, the 48-story tower on Rittenhouse Square is comprised of ultra-luxury for-sale condominiums (The Laurel) on the uppermost floors and upscale apartment homes, known as 1909 Rittenhouse, on the lower floors. Interiors of both components were designed by Faulkner Design Group. 1909 Rittenhouse opened to residents in fall 2022. The Laurel is expected to welcome homeowners later this winter.

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