One South Broad Street elevators zone
One South Broad Street lobby design
One South Broad Street facade redesign
One South Broad Street lobby
Green bush in lobby
One South Broad Street fresh lobby design
One South Broad Street lobby re-design
One South Broad Street reception desk
One South Broad Street, Philadelphia

One South Broad Street

Project Info

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Facade Re-Design

Completed in 1999

New Building Lobby

Elevator Re-Design

Owner: JP Morgan

One South Broad Street, formerly the 28-story headquarters of the Philadelphia National Bank, was built in the early 1930’s and renovated in 1955. The current building owners, JP Morgan, selected Sydness Architects after the successful re-design of Morgan’s Asset Management Headquarters in New York. The owners were seeking to re-position the property in the Philadelphia market. Sydness Architects was commissioned to extensively re-design the base of the building and create a new lobby, which would connect to the neighboring office building. After studying the building, the architects recommended extensive alterations to the existing elevator configuration which allowed a more efficient operation, lower maintenance costs, and more open lobby plan. The exterior is now finished in a warm limestone with a granite water table base, which complements the existing limestone facade. The storefront windows pay respect to the existing tower windows. The building was successfully re-positioned and leased up immediately upon completion of the renovation.