Spotlight: University Crossings

Today, we recognize the building at 3175 JFK Boulevard as Drexel’s University Crossings, which opened its doors as a dormitory in 2002. Long before it housed students, though, the edifice (built in 1927) was known as the Pennsylvania Railroad Office Building and provided additional workspace to the Pennsylvania Railroad’s existing headquarters above the former Broad Street Station. The Neoclassical building was designed by the same architects that later planned 30th Street Station (built 1927-1933), Graham, Anderson, Probst & White. In 2003, the Pennsylvania Railroad Office Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

crossings3Photo source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/PA_Railroad_Office_Building%2C_Philadelphia_01.JPG

crossings2Photo credit: Emily Mitnick
Source: instagram.com/drexelplan

crossingsPhoto credit: Emily Mitnick
Source: instagram.com/drexelplan

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