The Penn Reading:
The Penn Reading welcomed the grand arrival of structural steel on the first day of March.
The curved steel section was designed by Ambit Architecture to “pay homage to the railway roundhouse once located at the Port Richmond terminal.”
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The Full Story Behind The Curve
“The building’s name, The Penn Reading, was chosen to reflect the neighborhood’s rich history which was once an essential location to the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company (P&R). P&R’s service traveled directly through Lehigh Ave. and it also maintained several rail depots and warehouses in the area, one of which was directly behind the site of this project. The noticeable curvature of the building and retail storefront serves as an homage to the railway roundhouse once located at the Port Richmond terminal.”
Source: Philly Capital Group