O’Donnell & Naccarato provided structural design and restoration services for this unique two-building mixed-use development. The site is anchored by the former Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Freight Shed. In 2011, the shed was placed on the National Register of Historic Places to commemorate the 1865 public viewing held within following President Lincoln’s assassination.
The 235-foot long, 1 ½ story brick and stone building’s most prominent architectural feature is its long sloping roof supported by a Fink truss system and glazed monitors. The shed was carefully restored to preserve historically significant elements while an addition increased square footage and provided upgrades to support a Sprout’s Farmers Market grocery store.
New construction on the site includes a 9-story, 300,000 SF L-shaped residential and retail building housing 322 apartments and 50,000 SF of amenity space over a 4-story parking garage and 100,000 SF of ground-level retail space.
Plank on metal stud bearing wall / plank and steel frame / composite steel frame / historic masonry and steel truss