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O’Donnell & Naccarato Structural Engineers Shine Spotlight on Juniper Street Garage Restoration

A typical garage restoration project may include design for repairs to correct deficiencies caused by harsh environmental conditions such as corrosion, cracking, spalling, joint failure, and leakage. The Juniper Street Garage, known post-conversion as The Lift, was anything but your standard garage restoration project. Working closely with Architect Cope Linder Associates, Philadelphia, PA-headquartered structural engineers, O’Donnell & Naccarato helped to convert the existing, 9-level, 56,000 SF parking garage into the first public, fully-automated parking facility in the city of Philadelphia.

O’Donnell & Naccarato structural engineers provided an initial feasibility study to determine the ramifications of major renovations to the existing garage, and determined that the structure could be reinforced to allow for the installation of a new vehicular lift system. Following completion of the study, O’Donnell & Naccarato provided design and documentation for the garage restoration and improvements required for the dramatic conversion to full automation.

The existing structure consisted of 2, cast-in-place concrete towers divided by an open atrium. Design for the garage restoration included: a new roof structure covering the upper level and atrium; new cladding and louvers around the perimeter of the building, remediation of deteriorated concrete, and new mechanical lift equipment in the atrium space to accommodate the automated parking system.

O’Donnell & Naccarato’s more than half-century of experience in designing parking garages helps the firm’s seasoned structural engineers and garage restoration professionals in determining the root causes of problems affecting garages currently in service. O’Donnell & Naccarato structural engineers work with owners to develop and implement corrective garage restoration, as well as ongoing maintenance programs to extend the functional life of parking structures. The Lift is proof positive of O’Donnell & Naccarato’s depth of experience and practical knowledge of structural systems as it relates to the field of garage restoration.

O’Donnell & Naccarato structural engineers and restoration professionals are equipped to provide garage restoration services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond from office locations in Philadelphia, PA, Lehigh Valley, PA, and Union County, NJ. Visit to view O’Donnell & Naccarato’s garage restoration and structural engineering portfolio.