Park Towne Place Wins GBCA Best Historic Preservation Project
October 30th, 2017
GBCA (General Building Contractors Association) Announced the winners of its 2017 Construction Excellence Award Winners with Park Town Place winning Best Historic Preservation Project.
Owned and operated by Apartment Investment and Management Company, Park Towne Place Museum District Residences is once again among the premier multi-family communities in Center City Philadelphia. Composed of four 18-story towers designed around a central courtyard, the property is the first mid-century modern multi-family community in Pennsylvania to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Preservation, new design interventions, and enlivened programming have transformed the campus into a vibrant community. Major renovations have included restoration of the building envelope; new openings and circulation paths; re-imagined amenities including a 20,000 SF retail center and swim club; and fully renovated and reconfigured living spaces oriented toward city and river views. Capitalizing on the unique proximity to some of the country’s most prestigious cultural institutions such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, and The Barnes Foundation, the campus has been reconnected to the Parkway Museums District through a robust art program.
The project celebrates Park Towne Place’s historic character and fulfills the exciting promise of modern urbanism in the heart of Philadelphia.
Contractor: Clemens Construction Company, Inc.; Owner: Aimco; Architect: BartonPartners, Tryba Architects
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