February 05, 2015
The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the 1,222-space garage hasn't been updated since the 1960s. PPA officials hope to make it — and the surrounding storefronts — look more inviting.
The garage as it looks today. (Google StreetView)
"The condition of the stores were absolutely horrific," said Nacima Boukenna, a senior director at PPA. "As a gateway to Center City, it's absolutely horrific. Once you get off of the highway, you go through this terrible street."
The architects for the redesign, WRT Architects, a Philadelphia firm, decided upon a wavy, metallic glass facade.
The project will be complete in July.
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