- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Architect of Record
- JPRA Architects
- JPRA Architects
Click here for article: Fashion District Redefines the Philadelphia Destination Consumer Experience with Dynamic Tenants and Community Programming, PREIT, August 1, 2018.
“The project’s well-curated offerings create a one-of-a-kind destination that blends shopping, dining, entertainment and culture demonstrative of the day-to-night appeal of this uniquely situated property reflective of what locals and visitors crave,” said Joseph F. Coradino, CEO of PREIT. “Philadelphia and the retail environment have evolved dramatically since this project’s inception and we are unveiling a cohesive offering befitting this world-class city.”
Click here for article: Watch the Fashion District Philadelphia’s glass entrance rise in 37 seconds, Curbed Philadelphia, January 5, 2018.
The reimagined, renamed Fashion District Philadelphia will add a cinema, dining, flagship shopping at Market Street from 8th to 11th Streets. After 40 years, the renovation of Philadelphia’s Gallery at Market Street project will result in very dramatic changes throughout, plus a new name and concept: Fashion District Philadelphia.
Updated Project Website: http://www.fashiondistrictphiladelphia.com/Redevelopment
Click here for article: Fashion District Philadelphia forms new identify at old Gallery site, August 17, 2017, The Philly Voice
Click here for article: Outlets are out, H&M and movies are in, as Gallery redevelopers retool, August 16, 2017, Philadelphia Inquirer
On the exterior, the new storefronts will now open the project up to downtown Philadelphia. The large-format static and LED media will provide a “Times Square” feel for the project. As part of the renovation, the surrounding hardscape and landscape for the project will also be completely redesigned along with new public amenities.
Located just around the corner from the Liberty Bell, the project has entrances at Market Street, 10th, 9th and Filbert Streets. The new “cube” entry section of the overall project will unify the six-building project into a cohesive mixed-use facility which will include a three-level shopping mall. Jefferson Station serves more than 20-million riders annually, and connects downtown Philadelphia with the surrounding suburbs of Philadelphia and New Jersey. Additionally, the structure will provide access to multiple floors of office and the Jefferson Station rail hub on the Concourse level.
The full scope of renovation also includes completely new lighting and vertical transportation throughout the interior. JPRA has revised the mall circulation significantly to improve the pedestrian connectivity between the six, formerly disparate, buildings. Every surface on the interior will be updated as part of the renovation. Other updates to the site include two historic buildings, one built in 1903 which will become the new location of Burlington Coat Factory, the other is a 1913 office building with 13 floors (the office building at the center of the rendering), for which the lower 3-4 floors will be converted into retail and a food hall.