2040 Market Street, Philadelphia.

2040 Market Street, Philadelphia.

To document PMC Property Group’s newly completed apartment building in Center City Philadelphia, I shot from a nearby rooftop at twilight.

The lights at night add drama and color, and the streaks from the moving cars help animate the photo. The building gives off its own energy.

2040 Market Street as a 5 story building.

2040 Market Street as a 5 story building.

The original AAA building was 5 stories and comparably dull. This site used to be the home of the American Automobile Association. The Association’s declining fortunes meant they had to leave their Mid-Atlantic headquarters.

PMC saw this is an opportunity to transform and expand the building, located at the edges of the Philadelphia's central business district. In 2011, they purchased the 5-story vacant building and morphed it into a 13-story luxury apartment with 282 units.

New section of 2040 Market Street.

New section of 2040 Market Street.

The architectural firm, Varenhorst, masterfully enlarged the smaller building into a modern jewel box

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