FRANKLIN SQUARE STATION RESTORATION
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA
OWNER: Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA)
START DATE: 12/2017
END DATE: ongoing
Sowinski Sullivan is leading the architectural design for the reopening of PATCO’s Franklin Square Station in Philadelphia. First opened in 1936 and used over sporadic periods of time until its closing in 1979, the station’s reopening will provide passengers with much needed convenient access to this under-served section of the city. Much of the existing lower level platforms will maintain their original appearance while being updated with modern technology and providing full ADA compliance. The original tile walls will be fully cleaned and repaired as required to bring them up to a state-of-good-repair. Included in the scope of work is station signage, support spaces and code-compliant vertical circulation. A new headhouse will be provided at street level, creating a visually bold, contemporary, light filled space for those entering the station, while creating an alluring experience for those ascending from the station below. Other features of this project include bike storage, green roof and an entry plaza.