Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kroll Advisory Solutions in affiliation with Buell, Kratzer & Powell; Marianna Thomas Architects; Bonnett Associates; and M & S Engineering provided professional design services to upgrade security at the Philadelphia City Hall.
Kroll had the privilege of designing the Security Operations Center and the Access Control, Intercom, CCTV and Digital Recording Systems.
Kroll designed the following integrated subsystems:
Security Management System (SMS)
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System
Digital Video Recording (DVR) System
Guard Tour System
Dedicated Security Network and Communications
Security Communication System
Consoles and Equipment Racks
Uninterruptible Power System (UPS)
In order to maintain the site's historical integrity Kroll contracted Marianna Thomas Architects who specialize in historic restoration and renovation.
Philadelphia City Hall is both a historic, architecturally significant building and the functioning home of Philadelphia's city and county offices and courts. It is located at the intersection of Broad and Market Streets, in Center Square, the center of downtown Philadelphia.
Philadelphia City Hall occupies four and half acres, has more occupied square footage than the U.S. Capitol and its height of over 547 feet makes it the tallest masonry-bearing building in the world.
The building was designed by Scottish architect John McArthur, Jr., in the Second Empire style, and was constructed from 1871 until 1901 at a cost of $24 million. With close to 700 rooms, City Hall remains one of the largest municipal buildings in North America.