On December 12, Hotel Management Magazine featured a story on the new "the dual-branded W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia Hotel development that is scheduled for completion in spring 2018. The project, which is estimated to cost $240 million, currently has approximately 50 carpenters and pile drivers from the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) building the hotel development’s concrete structure. Also involved in the development of the property is Cope Linder Architects."
The W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia Hotel are two brands designed within a single 52-story tower at 15th and Chestnut Streets in Center City, Philadelphia. Upon completion, it will have nearly 300 rooms in the W Philadelphia hotel and 460 rooms in the Element Philadelphia hotel as well as an outdoor terrace, outdoor pool, restaurant, banquet facilities, meeting rooms and retail space.
Carney Construction, the project’s concrete subcontractor, used approximately 600 trucks to deliver the concrete and installed 620 tons of rebar. Additionally, 5,850 cubic yards (or a half-acre of eight-foot-deep concrete) were allocated for the building in May 2015. The general contractor on the project is Tutor Perini Corporation.