Project Description

The North American Building. 121 S Broad Street

The North American Building is a 21-story, historic high-rise building at 121 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The building was designed by Philadelphia architect James H. Windrim (1840–1919) as the headquarters of the newspaper, The North American, and commissioned by Thomas B. Wanamaker, the newspaper’s publisher and son of John Wanamaker, the department store founder. It was the tallest building in the city when completed in 1900, until surpassed by Philadelphia City Hall the following year.

The façade repairs included removal and replacement of the deteriorated brownstone mortar and brownstone repairs. Installation of brownstone stabilization anchors and new sealants and windows. Brick repointing and brick replacement were also completed.

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PROJECT TYPE

Masonry Restoration, Brick pointing, Brownstone repair and pointing, Caulking/Sealant

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