601 Walnut Street

Type: Office
Size: 885,000
Stories: 12

Exciting Changes Coming to The Curtis

Located on Independence Square in historic Philadelphia, The Curtis is a world-class office building with an internationally recognized address. Totaling approximately 885,000 square feet, the building comprises an entire city block. Built as the headquarters for Curtis Publishing Company of Saturday Evening Post fame, the building was hailed as an architectural and engineering achievement when it was completed in 1916.

The location of The Curtis offers easy access to all public transportation, major roadways, and is just minutes from numerous shops and restaurants. The building overlooks both Independence Square and Washington Square, two beautiful historic parks.

Keystone and Mack-Cali plan to convert approximately 90,000 square feet of existing office space within the building into 90 luxury rental apartments, Lyndan at The Curtis. The reinvented The Curtis will feature new corner restaurant spaces that front Walnut and Sixth streets. Planned retail and infrastructure offerings will be designed to complement the building’s central office and residential components.

Property features:
  • Fountain Court, which includes a domed glass ceiling, extensive landscaping, a cascading marble fountain, and a Tiffany glass mosaic Dream Garden mural, designed by artist Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966)
  • Two-story, 300-space parking garage with valet parking
  • Health club with a variety of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, spacious locker rooms, and group and personal fitness programs
  • On-site postal center, day care center, restaurant, coffee shop, Whiskey Bar, deli, card and gift shop, barber shop, and ophthalmologist
  • Central location overlooking Independence Square to the east and Washington Square to the south
  • Spectacular views of the Delaware River, Independence Hall, and Center City
  • Unrivaled ease of access to I-95, 1-676 (Vine Street Expressway), and I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) leading to all major suburban areas in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
  • Easy access to public transportation via SEPTA bus service in front of the building and PATCO high-speed line from 8th and Market streets and 9th and Locust streets
  • Surrounded by amenities such as parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, hotels, restaurants, retailers, and residential areas
  • Easy access to the Pennsylvania Convention Center with over 3,000 adjacent hotel rooms
  • Proximity to City Hall, hotels, restaurants, and the City’s historical and cultural attractions