This project for the School District of Springfield Township involves a 18,000 SF auxiliary gymnasium addition along with the renovation of approximately 17,000 SF of the existing High School. Columbus will be working on the addition that will include a new gymnasium entry lobby, public restrooms, athletic director offices, ticket and concession areas, and weight and training room facilities. The renovation includes the relocation of the girls locker room from the second floor to the first floor, and the TV studio and classrooms from the first floor to the second floor. Team locker rooms, public locker rooms and the boys locker room are also included in the renovation.
Columbus Construction is renovating and providing replacement work of the PENNDOT District 5-0 Office in Allentown, PA. This work includes, replacement of the existing built-up roof system, upgrading existing HVAC control system, addition of perimeter roof guardrail system, renovation of 6 existing bathrooms, elevator modernization, door hardware modifications, provide carbon monoxide and natural gas detection system in boiler room. Columbus will also upgrade the building's systems including, light panels, boilers, fire and jockey pumps, and more.
40th & Ludlow
The three-story Consortium building has had a rich and surprising history masked by circa-1970s metal cladding and putty-colored paint that seemed to actively repel the pedestrian. Columbus Construction removed the metal cladding to unveil one of Frank Furness’s earliest commissions, completed in 1876 (the same year as his masterpiece Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts), while working with then-partner George Hewitt: the West Philadelphia Institute. One of a handful of privately run men’s institutes, this one offered a library (open to men and women “with no sectarian or partisan bias”), classrooms, and an auditorium. Philadelphia had more of these kinds of social clubs, libraries, societies, and improvement associations than any other city and the buildings they built and occupied lend particular character to the Philadelphia street. The West Philadelphia Institute gave way to a dancing school and then later, in the 1920s, was purchased by the Philadelphia Electric Company for offices and an appliance showroom and expanded and substantially altered by the architect John Windrim.
40th & Chestnut
Columbus Construction is working with the owner as the Construction Manager/General Contractor to completely renovate the existing vacant buildings at 4001-4003 Chestnut Street in order to create retail, office spaces and 3 residential units. The project area totals 10,500 SF, including a 2,200 SF landscaped green space at the northern end of the site.
Kick Axe Throwing
This Brooklyn-based company is headed to Old City. Kick Axe Throwing secured their location at 232 Market Street, formerly known as the restaurant Tangerine. Columbus will be converting what used to be a chic Steven Starr restaurant to an axe throwing facility. This will be Kick Axe Throwing's second location in the country, the first being in Brooklyn, New York. Columbus finished the demolition and will begin renovating the 7,000 sqft space. The facility will consist of 10 total ranges with two “big axe’ ranges.