Philadelphia 30th Street Station: Behind the Scenes

  • 12 Nov 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Philadelphia 30th Street Station, 30th & Market Streets, Philadelphia
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Join us for a special behind-the-scenes tour of Philadelphia's 30th Street Station!
The tour will provide an overview of the station's history as well as the current 30th Street Station District Master Plan, slated to be finished in Summer 2016, which includes a significant preservation planning component.
Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station was designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White, successor to D.H. Burnham & Company, and was constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad between 1927 and 1933. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, 30th Street Station is notable for its streamlined Neoclassical design and intact art deco interior. Today, the station is a key intermodal hub and iconic architectural landmark in Philadelphia.
The station and the surrounding area are currently the focus of a District Plan, a joint planning effort between Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and SEPTA. As part of the District Master Plan, Historic Preservation Guidelines and a database-driven State of Good Repair Assessment of the historic interior spaces were generated to guide short-term and long-term planning efforts. The Preservation Guidelines will provide a framework for future interventions that are compatible with the significant historic spaces and character-defining features associated with the station.
The tour, which will take participants into historic interior spaces not usually open to the public, will be led by Natalie Shieh of Amtrak; Kristopher Takacs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and Lauren Drapala of Building Conservation Associates, Inc.

*Meet at 5:30 PM at the Angel of the Resurrection statue in the main concourse.*