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SOM Unveils Plans to Rejuvenate Philadelphia's Historic 30th Street Station

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Source: Architectural Digest

International architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has revealed its master plan to update Philadelphia’s historic 30th Street Station. Selected in mid-2014 by Amtrak, Drexel University, and Brandywine Realty Trust, the high-profile firm has developed a design that will expand the station’s transit network and invigorate the urban space surrounding the riverside station..

Working with engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff, landscape architects OLIN, and urban-development consulting firm HR&A Advisors, SOM’s master plan envisions the space as not only one of the country’s finest railway terminals but also an engaging destination in its own right, with shops, eateries, and a broad public terrace. Improving connectivity from the station to the city and beyond is the ultimate goal.

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