By Daniel Carvalho
For Technically Philly
In recent years, coworking conversations have been typically driven by communities of independent workers sharing a single office, and, in Philadelphia, they have most often taken place in more affordable neighborhoods outside of Center City.
Indeed, the city’s technology community has seen an outgrowth of colocation opportunities this year, but the next phase may involve creating pockets of innovation density in new places and in new ways. Where the so-called N3rd Street community in Old City looks a lot like the creative spirits that are fueling its origins and University City remains grounded in storied institutions, another nascent collection of technologists is coming together where skyscrapers roam.
In the last year, three prominent, young web companies have taken up headquarters in the unassuming Philadelphia Building at 1315 Walnut Street, and an innovation lab is due to join them next month.