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Developer plans skyscraper at site of damaged Philadelphia International Records building

FILE -This Feb. 23, 2010 file photo, shows a gold record of Philadelphia native Teddy Pendergrass that was recovered in the aftermath of a fire at Philadelphia International Records in Philadelphia. Officials said the two-alarm fire destroyed about 40 percent of the memorabilia but spared the recording studio that gave birth to the "Sound of Philadelphia." Developer Carl Dranoff wants to construct a 47-story building on the studio site called SLS International that would be part hotel, part luxury condos. The project in the heart of downtown would require demolishing the longtime home of Philadelphia International Records. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 17, 2013 - 7:12 AM

PHILADELPHIA - A developer plans to erect a skyscraper on land occupied by the fire-damaged offices of Philadelphia International Records.

Carl Dranoff wants to construct a 47-story building called SLS International that would be part hotel, part luxury condos.

The project in the heart of downtown would require demolishing the record company's longtime home. Philadelphia International Records put out a slew of now-classic hits by artists including Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle and the O'Jays.

The building was heavily damaged in a 2010 fire. The sleek new structure would be the tallest residential building in Pennsylvania.

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