Independence Mall Plaza

The Independence Mall Plaza and Parking Garage was constructed in 1963 and provides 640 underground parking spaces for National Park Service visitors and downtown office workers. Adjacent to the Plaza is the U.S. Constitution Center and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. The three level, below-grade parking structure was constructed with precast single-tees and cast-in-place concrete topping with a street level plaza. The structure was experiencing leakage and deterioration throughout, and the construction did not meet current standards for ADA parking and access. Walker designed new plaza waterproofing, ADA compliant parking, lobbies and elevators, as well as new signage and lighting as part of a $9,300.000 restoration and upgrade program.