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Historic Alden Park will replace 7,000 windows as part of $60M renovation

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It'll cost $12.5 million to replace them

As part of an ongoing multi-million dollar renovation, the historic Alden Park apartment complex is about to begin replacing its 7,000-plus windows throughout its 38-acre property.

The 18-month-long project will begin this fall and will replace the buildings’ existing steel windows with aluminum, double-paned, insulated glass windows. Given the historic nature of Alden Park, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, the windows are required to closely resemble the original steel windows, which had fallen into disrepair.

The last time the windows were upgraded was in the late 1990s, when Alden Park underwent a $35 million renovation that included replacing the bay windows.

Alden Park is currently in the middle of a two-year-long, $60 million renovation that includes modernizing the 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units as well as upgrading amenities like the indoor pool that features a retractable roof. The window replacement will cost $12.5 million.

The complex’s three Jacobean Revival-style apartment towers were built in 1929 and designed by Edwin Rorke and Lawrence E. Jones. It’s known for once being home to Grace Kelly pre-princess era and professional baseball player Connie Mack.