Philadelphia Public Services Building


Philadelphia, PA



Historic Restoration


Construction Management, Cost Estimating, Scheduling, Constructability Review


City of Philadelphia

Reimagining a Graceful Presence on the City Skyline

The landmark Philadelphia Inquirer building is in the National Registry of Historic Places, and after the newspaper sold it to a developer, Precision was enlisted by the City of Philadelphia to provide Construction Management services for its transformation into a Public Services facility.

The 520,000-square-foot Beaux-Arts building, built in 1925, is now headquarters of the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Homicide Unit, the Police and Fire Communication Center, and the Medical Examiner’s Office. The project included renovations on all 18 floors, complete restoration of its distinctive clock tower and exterior facade, new roofing, redundancy systems to support an N+1 facility, all new MEP systems, 12 elevator renovations, installation of telecommunications systems designed to exceed all NEC, ANSI/TIA and industry standards, and IP–networked CCTV security systems.

Precision provided Cost Engineering, Scheduling and Constructability Review services for this $130 million project.

Philadelphia Public Services Building
400 North Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA United States