The Wells Fargo Building

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Originally named the Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company Building, this 29-story, Beaux-Arts style skyscraper, designed by architects Simon and Simon, was erected in 1928 and now lists on the National Register of Historic Places. Large recesses give the building an abbreviated ‘H’-shape in plan, while sculptures by Piccirilli Brothers, street-level facade decorations, ornate bas relief figures, and high relief panels depict a theme of commerce and progress.

O'Donnell & Naccarato's restoration team developed a scope of repair work to correct observed deficiencies in the existing facade prior to completing the physical investigation required by the City of Philadelphia. The 405-foot-tall, steel-framed high-rise is located on the east side of South Broad Street between Sansom & Walnut Streets. The exterior walls of the north, south and west elevations are composed of 4-inch- thick limestone veneer panels over 8-inch-thick terra cotta back up. The façade of the east elevation is composed of brick at the lower levels of the courtyard with limestone panels above.