The Rittenhouse Club Facade Stands!
Good news about the facade of the Rittenhouse Club. The Center City Residents Association reports today that the developer and engineers have found a way to stabilize the facade during construction of Ten Rittenhouse, the L-shaped condo tower designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects at the corner of Walnut and 18th Streets. Because of foundation problems, they thought they might have to take down the structure block-by-block during construction and rebuild it later. This news should provide a measure of reassurance to those who believe the developer intends to pull a fast one, and eliminate the club facade from the design. Why would he? Without the Rittenhouse Club facade, Stern's design would be just another rote, red slab.