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Municipal Services Building

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1962–1965, Vincent G. Kling. N. 15th St. and John F. Kennedy Blvd.

This office for the expanding city bureaucracy won the AIA's gold medal in 1965. Its Greek cross plan with stubby wings around a central core was intended to reduce its visual mass while providing multiple corner offices for self-indulgent city functionaries. The light gray granite skin and projecting window frames link it to the civic group of City Hall ( PH49) and the Masonic Temple ( PH50) across Broad Street.

Writing Credits

Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Municipal Services Building", [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-PH110.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 109-109.

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