An Unlikely Restoration Story

August 20, 2015
A historic but dilapidated church in Philadelphia is undergoing a stunning restoration due to the efforts of a small group of dedicated people, including a professor, a developer, a former mayor, and an engineer.

WJE Senior Associate Justin Spivey identified previously undetected steel framing, allaying concerns about structural stability, and was able to make a persuasive case to the City that demolition was not the most reasonable option. From this positive start, the restoration team moved forward with their ambitious plan.

Learn more about the church and the story behind this unlikely project.

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