Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tishman Building $160M Family courthouse in Philadelphia

"Tishman Construction Corporation (TCC) is managing the construction of the new, $160-million, 14-story, 510,000-square foot Philadelphia Family Courthouse for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) at the northwest corner of 15th and Arch streets.

With excavation almost complete and foundations having begun, the building is planned to be completed by the Spring of 2014.

The new courthouse will unite the Domestic Relations and Juvenile Division facilities of the Philadelphia Family Court, currently located in two separate buildings, and will include 14 occupied floors above grade, three subterranean parking levels for 265 cars (including judges' parking) owned and operated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority, and one partial mechanical penthouse level.

The Family Courthouse project is the largest construction project in Philadelphia since the Pennsylvania Convention Center expansion and the renovation of the former 30th Street Post Office for the IRS.

Tishman successfully delivered the convention center three months early as part of a joint venture.

The courthouse building, designed by EwingCole, is pursuing LEED Silver certification.

Floors seven through 12 will house various court support office functions, and floors 13 and 14 are reserved for the Judges' Chambers and Court Administration. Throughout all floors of the building, separate vertical and horizontal circulation paths will be created for the public, judges and courts staff as well as prisoners."

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