The Philadelphia Merchants Exchange, a masterpiece of Greek revival architecture designed by William Strickland, was built in the early 1830s to serve as a gathering place for merchants to barter and sell their wares.
The project was completed in 2 phases. Phase 1 included extensive demolition of the interior and a complete rebuilding of the support structure with a new steel frame. Phase 2 included a complete interior fit-out, replacement of all exterior windows and doors, and new HVAC, electrical, security and fire protection systems.
Extensive coordination between all trades involved was in these systems was critical to insure minimum interface with the historic features of the building. Workers were especially cautious with window installation in order to protect the limestone veneer.