Widely recognized as the real estate development industry’s most prestigious honor, the award was announced on October 22 at the ULI Fall Meeting in New York.
“WRT is honored to have had a central role in the transformation of SteelStacks and is grateful to the Redevelopment Authority and Tony Hanna for his vision and leadership that helped make this project a reality,” said Antonio Fiol-Silva, FAIA, Principal at WRT and ULI Philadelphia member. “This was truly an integrated effort, culling not only all of WRT’s top planners, architects and landscape architects, but a myriad of partners who helped transform this abandoned eyesore into an economic and cultural engine for the City of Bethlehem.”
SteelStacks is an arts and cultural campus located on the former Bethlehem Steel plant on Bethlehem’s SouthSide. This 9.5 acre campus sits within Bethlehem Works, a 126 acre development that was established as a 20-year tax incremental finance district (TIF) in 2000, three years after the steel mill closed. The plant’s closing had an appreciable impact on both the city and the Lehigh Valley region, whose population is about one million.
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