The Victory Building (formerly the New York Mutual Life Insurance Company Building) is located on the northwest corner of 10th Street and Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, PA. The entire complex is comprised of an east wing (1873-75, Henry Fernbach; three floors added in 1890-91, Phillip W. Roos) and a west wing addition (1901, Roos & Brosam). The east wing is listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places (6/6/80) and the entire building is listed as contributing to the East Center City Commercial Historic District (7/5/84).

Professional Services

Owner concerns regarding both the reliability of previous condition studies and the presence of active water infiltration prompted the Owners to retain K&H to perform an independent professional condition assessment of the exterior building envelope. The inspected areas included the main building roof and associated rooftop structures, courtyard, and the masonry building facades. Visual inspections were performed from ground level and other accessible locations using digital photography and hi-powered binoculars. Close-up, hands-on inspections of facades as accessed from suspended scaffold were not permitted. Investigative core samples were taken to determine the composition of the existing roofing system. Invasive probes were not performed in the masonry facades during the inspections.

Philadelphia, PA

Historic Preservation
Mid Rise

01/2010 - 10/2018

Peter Power, Principal
Caitlin Maggiano, Senior Associate II