If you’re ever heading down Interstate 95 from Delaware (maybe to stop in and say hi), make sure you check out the I-95 Welcome Center! In 1992 Gardner/Fox completed the construction of an all new Welcome Center, in place of the original one room facility built in 1956.
The Welcome Center serves as an educational building about the two bordering states, as well as a rest area to stop and stretch the legs after a long drive. The building was renovated to house administrative offices, reception desks, display cases that hold historical information, and tourism information.
The construction followed a very strict schedule, as not to interfere with the operational facility, which remained open to guests during the length of construction. The interior and exteriors of the building combined to create a unique structural and architectural design. The interior was complete with cedar plank walls and soffits, as well as an entire butt-glazed glass wall and clerestory windows.
The Welcome Center was rebuilt again in 2011, and now stands at 42,000 square feet! The building includes food service concessions, information, and a fenced in pet area! If you ever find yourself feeling weary on I-95, make sure to stop by!
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