30th STREET STATION IMPROVEMENTS
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA
OWNER: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
START DATE: 09/2017
END DATE: ongoing
Sowinski Sullivan is the architect for the design of the expansion of the 30th Street entrance to SEPTA's 30th Street Station. The project is a significant component in the overall vision established for the planned development around Amtrak's 30th Street Station and a key part of the projected future development and growth for this area of Philadelphia. The scope includes demolishing the existing headhouse structure at 30th and Market Streets and constructing point-supported glass headhouse structures enclosing an escalator, stair, and elevator. These elements will be sheltered by a canopy structure with a green roof. The scope of work below-grade includes reconfiguring the existing station level mezzanine spaces to accommodate the expanded entrance, and completely renovating the station finishes and lighting. Provisions are being made in the design to facilitate a future connection between the station and the existing connector extending under lower 30th street. The design of the project is being heavily coordinated with Amtrak, Brandywine, Drexel, and the City of Philadelphia.