Amtrak's famous Philadelphia 30th Street Station is currently undergoing an extensive facade restoration. In keeping with Amtrak’s commitment to preserving historic buildings, planning for this project began in the 1990s but the work was deferred until funding became available in 2012. Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates was retained to evaluate the condition of the facade and prepare the contract documents for the restoration. Mark 1 Restoration was awarded the construction contract and work began in 2016. The scope of the project generally includes the repair and restoration of all the exterior surfaces of the building as well as the east and west viaducts. The work includes repair and restoration of the exterior limestone, granite, and brick masonry; repair and restoration of the cast iron curtain wall system and the associated window sash and glazing; restoration of the clerestory windows at the exterior of the concourse; and replacement of windows in the light courts. Other related work includes blast mitigation for street facing windows, bronze door restoration, copper repairs, concrete repairs, and thermal improvements of the restored windows. A guided tour of the exterior facade restoration will be given with special access, followed by a presentation given by Representatives of the project team; Owner, Architect, Construction Manager, and Contractor.
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