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DESIGN PROFILE

SEPTA CITY HALL STATION

BLT Architects
For over 90 years, City Hall Station and 15th Street Station have been
the hub of Philadelphia's public transit system, serving thousands of
riders every day and allowing free interchange between the Broad
Street Line (BSL), Market-Frankford Line (MFL) and Trolley Lines
(TL). The station complex also provides easy pedestrian access to
Regional Rail Lines at Suburban Station and to SEPTA buses along
market and Broad Streets. Because of its engineering significance,
City Hall Station is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
SEPTA has recently completed work under Dilworth Park, creating
a new transit gateway to the Broad Street, Market-Frankford and
Trolley Lines with entrances and new elevators that make transit
levels accessible. Now, with additional state funding, the remaining
phases of design work and construction are moving forward. Once
completed, the renovated City Hall and 15th Street Stations will be
more user-friendly, safer and more secure, accessible to all users,
easier to maintain, and in compliance with applicable codes. The
renovations will incorporate environmentally-friendly methods and
materials. Specifically, this project will:
* Provide full access for riders with disabilities through new elevators
and ramps to all levels of both stations, new and wider ramped
corridors connection the stations, and new accessible fare line
gates.
* Improve passenger flow with new and reconfigured fare lines outfitted for the new SEPTA Key program, new stairs and railings, and
more visually open areas in the City Hall and 15th Street Mezzanines
and on the platforms.
* Update station interiors and systems including new architectural
finishes, new signs, Artin- Transit, new seating and other amenities,
new lighting and public address systems, and closed-circuit TV. ■
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PROJECT: SEPTA City Hall Station Renovations
LOCATION: 15th and Market Streets, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
CLIENT: SEPTA (Southeastern PA Transportation Authority)
PROJECT SIZE: 115,000 SF Total (through various phases)
PROJECT TEAM:
BLT Architects (Architect)
Gannett Fleming, Inc. (Civil, Structural Engineering)
Arora Engineers, Inc. (Mechanical, Electrical Engineering)
The ENC Group (Cost Estimating, Scheduling)
Cerami & Associates (Acoustics, AV, IT)
Kleinfelder, Inc. (Environmental, Geotechnical)



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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