Chicago, IL United States | 2007
The passage of Pennsylvania Act 89 created a long needed funding solution for critical highway and transit infrastructure needs for the state. As a result, this funding allowed the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (Septa) to continue its commitment to providing safe, reliable service while enhancing the travel experience for its current and future customers by upgrading, rehabilitating, and replacing critical infrastructure needs in and around the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The longevity and stability of the galvanizing process naturally fit into Septas adopted model. The 40th Street Station is a critical transit hub in West Philadelphia. It provides important links for Septas customers to the growing residential, educational, and medical campuses of University City. Unique to the project is the addition of two new elevators along with four head house entrances from each street corner. The elevators feature sleek, stainless steel and glass finishes while being supported by an aesthetically appealing structural steel design. To keep costs in line, the structural steel was specified as carbon steel but it required the longevity of the stainless steel already chosen in the design. Galvanizing was the obvious choice and a duplex system completed the look because it enhanced the longevity even more and accented this innovative project. AESS standards were imposed and they chose a galvanizer known for a high and consistent quality standard for duplex systems which were evident on past Septa projects. Working with a galvanizer that also handled the expeditious scheduling needs within the project certainly proved advantageous.
Building & Architecture
Philadelphia, PA United States
Aesthetics, Life-Cycle Cost, Quality of HDG, Sustainability
Rolled Channel (to form canopy sections)
Tube Frames from 6x6 tube
Well Fab Corporation
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