Abandoned in the late seventies, “The Scranton Dry Goods” fell victim to the suburban shopping center and ceased to be occupied. Fifteen years elapsed before Governor Casey arranged financing for the $ 100 million “Mall at Steamtown” in Scranton, which included the development of the “Scranton Dry” and the Sampter Building. The building took the “Oppenheim” name of the eight story addition built in the early twenties. The original structure was built at the turn of the century. A new skylit atrium was incorporated and all the amenities of class A office space were designed making the Oppenheim one of the safest and most desirable addresses in Scranton. The building is in excess of 125,000 square feet and cost $11 million to restore in 1994.
Eugene M. Ogozalek, AIA is the Architect of Record for this project.
GSF: 185,000 SF
Total Cost: 11 Million (shell)
Design Completion: 1999