Location: Philadelphia, PA
Architect: Gensler Architects
Square Footage: 20,000
Completion Date: 2013
University of Pennsylvania – Van Pelt Library
This was a very unique project for several reasons. First and foremost, the project was designed around a state of the art glass and steel pavilion that would be the center piece of the space.
To accomplish the new reading Pavilion the ceiling of the sixth floor needed to be elevated. A new section of roof was installed, then the existing roof was demolished from the inside. As this was happening the balconies had steel erected on them to enclose and extend the 6th floor laterally. Two new air handlers were also installed as well as a fire pump.
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