an Engagement of Street and Building

3.0 University Place's Associate Architect, studioMUSarx, has developed an urban streetscape proposition for the envisioned "Platinum Corridor" in West Philadelphia.  Mentioned in the Philadelphia Business Journal as a corridor that will consist of "a series of LEED-certified buildings along Market Street between 38th and 42nd streets" and total "between 1 million and 2 million square feet," the streetscape will address the public engagement and gaps created between streets, intersections, and buildings of the area.  New public plazas featuring sculptures of art, tree-lined sidewalks containing pathway lighting, planters, and benches, and storm-water-infiltrated green spaces are designed to enhance the visual character and user experience of the corridor.  Intermittent strips of masonry pavers of varying color, texture, and pattern are set within the expanse of the corridor's concrete sidewalk, creating a unique and dynamic edge along Market Street.