Philadelphia architectural firm Wallace Roberts & Todd has been signed to design the east end of the Downtown Mall and the 2nd and 4th Street improvements. The biggest portion of the project will be designing the transit station, which has to fit in with City Hall, the Fridays After 5 amphitheater and the yet-to-be-built Community Chalkboard. The $360,000 plan should be completed in a year, permitting construction to start in 2003. The international firm is known for their urban space work, having won awards for their designs for Miami’s pedestrian mall, Baltimore’s inner habor and San Jose’s light rail system. WINA has the story.