As of today, roughly 67,000 square feet of limestone has been pinned to the facade of LeBow’s new building. That’s more than 1.5
acres, or the same area as the entire 132-room White House. After months of construction, the addition of limestone has added a decidedly polished look to
Drexel LeBow’s upward trajectory at 3200 Market Street has officially been rated “hot," further establishing the new structure as a vessel worthy of housing the future of business education in Philadelphia.
Hidden City Philadelphia, an organization devoted to exploring new additions to the urban landscape, has added the new LeBow College of Business building to its list of “hot” development projects.
For months now, local ironworkers have been constructing the steel framework that will support Drexel LeBow’s new home. In keeping with a buildings trade tradition, Drexel and Keating Building Co. held a topping out ceremony on Aug. 21, placing the final steel beam in place. Drexel faculty, staff, board members, students and alumni gathered alongside construction workers to sign the final beam, and they toasted with champagne as they watched a crane hoist it to its new home.
LeBow is pleased to announce that we have seen the final beam that will be laid atop our new building and home — and it bears a bright shade of Drexel yellow.
LeBow personnel were granted exclusive access to Samuel Grossi and Sons’ facilities in Bensalem, Pa., to witness the process that transforms raw structural steel into fabricated, construction-ready beams used to frame the new building being erected at 3200 Market Street.
The first installment in a video series documenting the construction of
LeBow's new building on the 3200 block of Market Street.
Special thanks to:
Ernie Forlini — Owner, Action Supply Co. Inc.
Dean Melchiorre — Quality Control Manager, Action Supply Co. Inc.
(Filmed on location at Action Supply Company headquarters in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania)
The Faculty Colloquium in LeBow College’s new academic center will be named for Professor and Vice Dean Thomas Hindelang, who died suddenly on Dec. 8.
“This is a fitting tribute for a man who dedicated his life to teaching others, and to helping teach teachers to become better at their profession,” said George P. Tsetsekos, Ph.D., the R. John Chapel Jr. Dean of the College. “Tom’s energy will live on in a space dedicated exclusively to the professional development of our faculty.”
Keating Building Co. personnel have unearthed a bottle from the Matheson Hall site that offers a milky glimpse into the past.
The demolition of Matheson Hall was a green affair. Read more here.
Did the subterranean structures found by Keating construction personnel while digging beneath Matheson Hall carry any historic value?
Philadelphia zoning records indicate that there were residences along Market Street in the early 1900’s. In fact, the foundations of these homes were probably buttressed around the time the subway and trolley systems were built, dating their construction to an era of radical growth for the city of Philadelphia.
LeBow’s sources from Keating have verified that as of today, the demolition of Matheson Hall is 100 percent complete and that total site excavation is 90 percent complete.
If the project progresses at this rate, Keating expects to begin laying “mud slab,” the basis for what will be the foundation of the new building, by Jan. 1, with cement to be poured soon thereafter.
Worthy of note: