30th Street Station Rehabilitation

Improving Passenger Service
Location: 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Client: 
Amtrak
Contract Value: 
$59,100,000
Size: 
418,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
1991

The rehabilitation of Amtrak's 30th Street Station in Philadelphia was a two-year effort that restored the historic neoclassical structure's original limestone façade and magnificent main lobby. The project also provided expanded passenger facilities, upgraded office and retail components, and a new parking facility.

The 30th Street Station Rehabilitation project included the restoration of the main concourse area, which features a 90-foot-high coffered plaster ceiling. On the exterior, the project team cleaned and restored all stone work, including the exterior limestone façade, interior Tennessee marble floors and Roman Travertine marble walls. All bronze doors, storefronts and fixtures were restored.

The project team also demolished and upgraded 250,000 square feet of office space in the facility's two five-story office wings and constructed a 450-car underground parking garage. The scope of work also included replacement of all heating, air conditioning and electrical systems and the existing elevator system, as well as management and control of an extensive asbestos remediation program.

Awards: 
AGC Build America Award