Academy of Music

Academy of Music

Owner: Philadelphia Orchestra
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Construction Manager: L.F. Driscoll Co.

Project Information:

Excavation and underpinning of the Stage house and proscenium arch foundations, lowering of the basement floor and excavation of the enlarged Orchestra Pit as part of the major structural and acoustical improvements to the historic Academy of Music in Philadelphia. The excavation and underpinning work was completed on a third shift basis commencing after completion of the Academy’s performances each night. The work was performed with limited space and headroom, using high powered fans to provide adequate ventilation. The excavation spoils were removed by conveyors through the basement/sidewalk access stair and loaded directly into dump trucks, positioned on the street outside.

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