Lying just one block from Independence Hall, Jewelers' Row is one of Philadelphia's most historically significant merchant districts. Since 1851, the district has been home to hundreds of jewelers. Now, however, a condominium development project will forever change the face of Jewelers' Row - if it receives approval from the City's Design Review Committee.
The 18 story tower comprises 80 condominium units that would replace five properties in the 700 block of Sansom Street. The project received conditional approval from the City's Department of Licenses and Inspections, but a recent snag threatens to at least slow the project and delay the start of construction.