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DESIGN PROFILE

PHOTO: PENNONI

Since the U.S. Navy closed the historic Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
(PNSY) complex in 1996, The Navy Yard has reemerged as a magnet
for new businesses, employment, and investment in Philadelphia. The
1,200 acre site, which during its peak employed more than 40,000
people, had become home to a number of neglected buildings dating
as far back as the 1870s. In 2000, PIDC, Philadelphia's public-private

economic development corporation, acquired control of The Navy
Yard on behalf of the City of Philadelphia. In 2004, PIDC selected
Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners (Liberty/Synterra) as its
new commercial development partners.
In 2004, PIDC and Liberty/Synterra selected a multidiscipline design
team that included Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Pennoni to create
the 2004 Master Plan. This Master Plan set the guiding principles for
design at The Navy Yard and envisioned creating a dynamic, mixed-use
waterfront community focused on five distinct districts, highlighting
the site's unique characteristics, such as its location, size, and historic
background. Pennoni provided engineering design services that would
support the development of this campus.
Pennoni's work to date has included the design of more than eight
miles of road and utility infrastructure; Central Green, a world-class,
five acre park; over 1.3M SF of office, industrial, and commercial
buildings for Liberty/Synterra; and some of the first green streets in
Philadelphia along Rouse Boulevard and in the Central Green District.
With no previously established practices for Green Street technology,
the Pennoni-designed green streets pioneered standards that are now
part of the current guidelines and practices used and enforced by the
City of Philadelphia Water and Streets Department. ■

PROJECT: The Navy Yard - Master Plan and Infrastructure Projects
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA
CLIENT: PIDC and Liberty Property Trust/Synterra Limited Partnership
PROJECT SIZE: 1,000 acres (project covers 522 acres)
PROJECT TEAM:
Robert A.M. Stern Architects (Architect)
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (Landscape Architect)
Pennoni (Site/Civil Engineering)

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Context - Fall 2016

Editors’ Letter
Community
Up Close
Expression
Design Profiles
Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Mayor Kenney’s Infrastructure Policy
Green Infrastructure in Philadelphia: The Reading Viaduct Rail Park
Streets: They’re Not Just for Cars Any More
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Context - Fall 2016 - Editors’ Letter
Context - Fall 2016 - Community
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Context - Fall 2016 - Up Close
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Context - Fall 2016 - Mayor Kenney’s Infrastructure Policy
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Context - Fall 2016 - Green Infrastructure in Philadelphia: The Reading Viaduct Rail Park
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