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