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7/14/16

SOM in the Press

SOM Reveals Master Plan for 30th Street Station Development in Philadelphia

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Source: Designboom​

Global architecture firm SOM has revealed its master plan for Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station precinct, a vast scheme that seeks to develop a new urban center. The plan establishes the framework for a landmark transportation hub that connects Philadelphia’s two downtown districts—Center City and University City. The historic railway station is a Beaux-Arts building perched on the western bank of the Schuylkill River. Responding to studies that indicate a sizeable increase in transit activity, the plan includes the sweeping transformation of the existing station building as well as its surroundings.

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