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Luxury Condo 'One Riverside' Topped Off At Entrance To Schuylkill River Trail

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- The developer and his architect on the $110-million "One Riverside" project took reporters and photographers on hard hat rides up the hoist to the 22nd story during topping off ceremonies.

The skyscraper in the park sits at the entrance to the Schuylkill River Trail.

Developer Carl Dranoff's slender, luxury condo tower offers views in every direction, from its vantage point at 25th and Locust Streets.

"The glass reflects the clouds, the movement of the river, and the trees," said architect Cecil Baker.

Baker says it's the opposite of the heavy, tall masonry buildings up river that block views. He says One Riverside's narrow orientation - east to west - makes it appealing to nearby rowhome residents looking toward the Schuylkill River.

"By going this way, you're not affecting the viewshed of the residents of the city," he said.

Units are priced from $700,000 to $6.5-million. The property is more than 60% sold.

While designed for 82 units, as a result of buyers combining space, it will have just 68 when owners begin to move in during the spring of 2017.

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