Dan Peter Kopple, prominent Philadelphia architect, dies at 87

Dan Peter Kopple, 87, of Chestnut Hill, a prolific and prominent architect who worked on designs for Philadelphia International Airport, 30th Street Station, Penn Center, the U.S. Courthouse on Independence Mall, and other iconic buildings and structures in Philadelphia and elsewhere, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, of congestive heart failure at Brandywine Living at Dresher Estates.

Known for his innovative structural vision and diversity of projects, Mr. Kopple created renovation and original plans for buildings, boulevards, airports, churches, synagogues, rail yards, and other constructions. In addition to many sites in Philadelphia, his work can be seen in New York; Washington; Pittsburgh;