The 25,000-sq. ft. amenity club in the FMC Tower features a stainless-steel indoor pool, wine-tasting lounge, large fitness center, golf simulator, 16-seat movie theater, business suite, and a 5,000-sq. ft. terrace. The facility is open to guests, tenants and dues-paying members.
It took a few extra months, but the Level 28 amenity club at AKA University City in the FMC Tower in Philadelphia is ready for its closeup, Curbed Philadelphia reported.
Developers Brandywine Realty Trust and AKA announced this week the completion of the 25,000-sq. ft. Level 28, located on the 28th floor of the 49-story tower. The space features amenities like a stainless-steel indoor pool, and wine-tasting lounge, and a large fitness center that has some of the tallest views of Center City from University City, Curbed reported.
“We wanted to curate the experience of live, work, and play while at the same time creating a vertical neighborhood,” said Larry Korman, President of AKA.
To make that happen, the team ensured that Level 28 provided a level of high-tech and high-design details that would “rival New York and LA,” according to Korman.
Level 28 is open not only guests of the tower’s AKA suites, but also to FMC Tower tenants (starting at $125 a month) and the public (for $200 to $300 a month). Think of Level 28, Korman said, as a private lifestyle club, Curbed reported.
The fitness center features equipment like Peloton Cycle bikes that face the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Schuylkill River and the Center City skyline. There’s also a golf simulator room next door where you can hit golf balls at the screen for $25 an hour or take a private lesson from Union League Golf Club instructor, Curbed reported.
A 16-seat movie theater is also on the floor, and because FMC Tower is also an office building, Level 28 has a business suite. It doubles as a private tasting room that’s serviced by the new Walnut Street Cafe located at street level, Curbed reported.
But perhaps one of the most compelling spots on Level 28 is the 5,000-sq. ft. terrace. Located 400 feet above street level, the terrace is walled-in and surrounded by native grasses and foliage, offering a peek of the Center City skyline and long views north. Here, wine and cocktails will be served nightly, also by Walnut Street Cafe, Curbed reported.