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1616 Walnut Street Building
|Location||1616 Walnut St.,
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Architect||Tilden, Register & Pepper; Wark & Co.|
|NRHP reference No.||83004247|
|Added to NRHP||October 17, 1983|
The 24-story building stands 94 meters tall.
In 1930, the architects received an award for the building's design at the 12th International Buildings Congress in Budapest.
Its five-story parking garage on the Chancellor Street side, part of the original construction, was considered a novelty in 1929.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, and the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places on January 7, 1982.
In 2013, 1616 Walnut Street was renamed "Icon" as it underwent an extensive renovation, transforming it from commercial space to a luxury Class-A multifamily community expected to open in 2014.
It is now under AJH management, which has been leasing a select few of the empty rooms as "short-term leases" under Airbnb or Viagem.
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