The existing four-story façade of the Rittenhouse Club building was to remain in place after the demolition of the remaining portions of the structure. The façade was incorporated into the construction of a new mixed-use facility. The façade, approximately 60 feet high and 50 feet wide, is composed of exterior limestone backed by brick masonry. At various locations there were visible cracks in the limestone units. In addition, the ferrous anchors were corroded at various locations in the upper balustrade. These defective conditions were remediated. The temporary support structure was installed on the sidewalk side to provide an unobstructed construction space inside.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Owner: Philadelphia Rittenhouse Investors
Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects (design) and PZA Architects (executive)
Completion Date: 2008