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The National Constitution Center (3rd block), the Independence Visitor Center and the Free Quaker Meetinghouse (2nd block) as well as the President's House Memorial and the Liberty Bell Center (1st block) comprise the building and structure on the mall. There is a multi-storey basement car park under much of the second building, and a small open-air cafe was opened on the eastern side of the building in 2008.
1 ] The first block contains toilets and the Peoples' Plaza (First Amendment Area). Among the mall' s environs are the Congress Hall, Independence Hall and Old Town Hall to the south, Philadelphia Bourse, the National Museum of Jewish Historical, Christ Church Burial Ground and Philadelphia Mint to the East, access to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge to the Northeast and WARUM-TV, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the James A. Byrne Federal Courthouse and the Rohm & Haas Building to the W.
Independent Hall, with the new First Block of Independence Mall, 1952. With the adoption of the Historic Sites Act in 1935, the foundation stone was set for a parking area around Independence Hall. Before Independence Hall was formally declared a National Historic Site in 1943, architect Roy F. Larson designed the initial design for today's Independence Mall in 1937.
Its design included a 5-block mall stretching from Chestnut to Callowhill Street and including access to the Benjamin-Franklin Bridge. 3 ] and was strongly supported by the Independence Hall Association and its chairman, Judge Edwin O. Lewis. Lewis recommended that the German authorities buy the three buildings just south of the historical site for the Independence Hall in 1947, when a protected area was built around Independence Hall.
NPS was only interested in buying the first block[quote required]. Rejecting his plot, Lewis took the notion of a three-block mall to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, persuasive lawmakers to erect it as a state preserve and a memorial to Pennsylvanians who had died in World War II, a notion that was never fully realised.
Completion of the first unit near the Independence Mall took place in 1954. This first unit was designed by Wheelwright, Stevenson and Langren, a landscape architecture firm in Philadelphia. It had a large grass area encircled by patios, pavements and a tree avenue. In the next building there was a well and a reflective quadratic swimming bath.
There were also patios and two brickwork arches surrounding it to imitate the first one. The Independence Mall, around 1959. Completion of the first section (foreground). A third of the second building is finished, from Market to Filbert Street, and is called Judge Lewis Quadrangle. "The other two third, Filbert to Arch Streets, will become an indoor car park with a space above it.
There are still no demolitions on the third block. The new Masterplan for the Independence National Historical Parc was created by the landscape architecture office Olin Partnership (today only OLIN). She suggested concentrating all the suggested edifices along 36th St. on the west side of the palace with smaller bagpads along 55th St. to the west.
A number of brickwork paths cut each of the lawns within each of the blocks, which included two side sections through the first bloc, which corresponds to Ranstead Street and Ludlow Street just south of the camp. A winding road also linked the south-eastern edge of the fifth and chestnut road with the National Constitution Center at the northern end of the reserve.
On the second floor, between Market and Arch Streets, is the Independence Visitor Center (completed in 2001), the Free Quaker Meeting House and a small cafe. On the third and last bloc, between Race and Arch Streets, is the National Constitution Center, which was finished in 2003. Independent Mall in 2002, during the rebuilding.
The Liberty Bell Center, opened in 2003. The Independence Hall und Independence Mall, 2004. Skip up ^ Inga Saffron, "Changing skyline: Hop up ^ "Independence Hall". Skip up to: a d e "Summary of INHP and Independence Mall Evolution". Skip up to: a 2bCdE Independence Mall. Skip up ^ "A Shorthistory of Independence Hall Mall".
Leap up ^ Greiff, Constance M. (1987). Independence: Creation of a national park. Highjump ^ Medina, Regina (November 15, 2005). "Historical changes at the Independence Mall." Skip up ^ "People's Plaza".