- Amtrak and Berwind Properties
- 2,500 Square Feet
- $6 Million
- Architect with Urban/STV Joint Venture Engineers as Prime
Arch Street at 30th Street Station is part of US Route 3, fed by an off-ramp from Interstate 76 at the northeastern corner of the station. Traffic is therefore extremely heavy and pedestrian access is hazardous.
A route over Arch Street plugs directly into the northern end of SEPTA’s Regional Rail mezzanine, making the trip from any point in the station to the new parking garage and Cira Centre as direct and convenient as possible.
An escalator makes for a continuous flow of circulation in both directions from the station onto the glass enclosed pedestrian bridge, and over Arch Street. The curved, glazed forms of the bridge were intended to reinforce the 21st century image of the new Acela trains.