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Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Identification

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building, PSFS Building
117951

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
light brown
gray
international style

Usage

hotel
restaurant fitness center

Facts

  • Renovation from bank offices to the current hotel cost $115 million.
  • Purchased from Mellon Bank by Loews Hotels in 1997.
  • The facade materials are glass and painted brick, with a base of limestone and polished black granite.
  • It remained the tallest building in Philadelphia east of Broad Street until completion of The St. James in 2004.
  • The building received a 2001 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Construction Award.
  • The PSFS Building was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 1968, with National Register listing and National Historic Landmark Status granted in 1976.
  • City-wide, the building was second in height only to Philadelphia City Hall when completed. It retained this rank until the completion of 1818 Market Street in 1974.
  • The first modern skyscraper in the United States, it was converted into a hotel in 1999-2000.
  • This is the tallest building completed in Philadelphia during the 1930s.
  • Originally built as the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society (PSFS) Building. In recognition of its historical value, Loews Hotels kept the PSFS sign on top of the skyscraper.
  • When this building was approved to be build the economic crisis just started. This resulted in little price difference between medium and top quality which made it affordable to spend more money on interior details.

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Location

1200-1212 Market Street
1200 Market Street, 12 South 12th Street
19107
U.S.A.

Technical Data

748.00 ft
491.99 ft
491.99 ft
36
1929
1932
2000
$8,000,000

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

construction company, consultant, elevator supplier, escalator supplier, general contractor, geotechnical engineering, interior designer, owner, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark