Market Street East Master Plan

Philadelphia, PA

This major intervention in the fabric of Philadelphia was the basis for the revitalization of one entire quadrant of Center City.

Client
Philadelphia Development Authority
Completion
1969
Size
2,500,000 sf
Cost
$7.2 Million
Role
Architect and Master Planning
Description

Conceived to reverse the decline in downtown retail activities, to help Center City capture a major share of anticipated office demand, and to complete the interface of Philadelphia’s railroad transit systems, the master plan called for a five square block mini-city to be built on a transportation hub which includes commuter railroads, a high-speed rail line, subways, buses, streetcars and automobiles.┬áMany of the projects envisioned in the plan are complete, including 10 subsequent projects by BLTa. Still possible are the planned office & hotel overbuild of the Gallery shopping mall.

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