The Buccini Pollin Group has a keen eye for historical buildings redefined as state-of-the-art contemporary corporate centers. Among their growing list of distinguished architectural gems, few properties have a story as impressive as the one that chronicles the history of River Park 2. Called the Riverside Mill when it was built on the banks of the Schuylkill River in 1856, the original complex was a center of 19th century industry in an area with a 250-year-long tradition of producing paper. The first mills were built on nearby Trout Run 30 years before the Revolutionary War.
Also known as the W.C. Hamilton Mill, the complex operated as a paper mill untill 1995. Although most of the original buildings were subsequently demolished, arguably the most beautiful was completely renovated as a modern four-story office building without compromising its architectural uniqueness. Today, River Park 2 offers 70,000 square feet of office space that combines 21st century efficiency and sophistication with 19th century charm and substance. Original stone walls, exposed brick, hand-hewn timbers, and tall, multi-paned windows supply the historic character. The building is a prime example of adaptive reuse, where amenities abound, high-end finishes complement historic textures, and lovely river views are a bonus.
The natural beauty of the building's wooded setting belies a convenient location. River Park 2 offers easy access to downtown Philadelphia, 30th Street Station and the Philadelphia International Airport via commuter routes and a regional rail line. Large shopping centers are minutes away, and the desirable Philadelphia suburbs Including Lafayette Hill and Plymouth Meeting occupy the surrounding area.