Transforming the Reading Rail Park
The Reading Viaduct has been abandoned since the last train traveled its rails in 1984. Soon it will be transformed into an elevated “Rail Park,” a ribbon of green with spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline.
As a reclaimed public space, the Rail Park will bring diverse communities together, contribute to surrounding neighborhoods and preserve the Callowhill Industrial District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Both the Reading and Pennsylvania Railroads transported coal and commodities that fueled the nation’s Industrial Revolution and westward expansion. The Park represents the heart of American railroad history and it is CGA’s privilege to bring that to life.
Renderings courtesy of Studio Bryan Hanes