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Photo by: Dan Peter Kopple & Associates

Amtrak 30th Street Station Rehabilitation

Philadelphia, PA

Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, a registered historic landmark built between 1929-33, is the largest existing and second most active railway station in the nation. The exterior lighting was designed to present the grandeur of the building’s architecture. The texture and mass of its exterior is enhanced by the subtle interplay of warm and cool light sources. Refurbished chandelier new down light and wall accents brightened the neo-classical interior and highlighted previously ignored art modern details.

Al Borden designed the lighting for the 1989 renovation while employed by Kling Lindquist. Exterior lighting was redesigned by The Lighting Practice in 2002.

IES Illumination Awards: Edwin Guth Memorial Special Citation


TSL 30th Street Ltd.


Dan Peter Kopple & Associates


Alfred Borden

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