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    • Columbia Singing Society | © Bob Bruhin

From 'Main Street Modernism' to common fabric: 19 sites considered for historic designation

From prime examples of “Main Street Modernism” to common neighborhood rowhouse blocks, the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s committee on designation recommended last week that 19 properties be added to the Philadelphia Register…

    • Spring Garden Connector: new pavers, metal panels
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Spotted: Spring Garden connector installation underway

The part of Spring Garden Street below the Market-Frankford El station and I-95 is a long, unwelcoming gateway to Northern Liberties and does nothing to signal that there’s an increasingly accessible…

    • Festival Pier site, courtesy of DRWC
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In Festival Pier a chance to set new course for waterfront development

This May I’ll go see The Replacements play at Festival Pier – one of many seasonal concerts that will bring the drab slab at the end of Spring Garden Street fleetingly…

    • MRuben
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Streetviews: Q&A with NLNA's Matt Ruben

This week we’re kicking off Streetviews, a series of video Q&As featuring some of the city's bright neighborhood, design, and nonprofit leaders talking shop about the city's biggest opportunities and toughest…

    • Spruce Street Harbor Park  | Groundswell Design Group
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Waterfront Working: 3 signs of progress on the Central Delaware

In June 2013 City Council passed a zoning overlay that gives the Master Plan for the Central Delaware its teeth. Now, a year later, there are positive signs that Philly is…

    • Ortlieb Bottling House wrapped in scaffolding, May 2013
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KieranTimberlake's renovation of Ortlieb Bottling House underway

We know the Philadelphia firm KieranTimberlake for its high-minded contemporary design projects - from universities across the country to the future US Embassy in London - and these days they’re crafting…

    • Trail construction
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Penn Street Trail taking shape

In February construction began on the Penn Street Trail, an important segment of the growing trail system along the Delaware River Waterfront, and the project has been cruising along this…

    • Ortlieb Brewhouse
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Demolition for Ortlieb's Brewery

Today the Ortlieb Brewery buildings in Northern Liberties are skeletal remains of their former selves. Windows are long gone with weeds growing on their sills, and trees poke up above the…

    • Eyes on the Street: Canal Street life cycles ...  creek to development spine

Eyes on the Street: Canal Street life cycles ... creek to development spine

Tiny, meandering Canal Street feels like a place that time forgot. But that is about to change thanks to developer Michael Samschick’s recently announced big plans for Canal Street North, off…

    • Pennsylvania Sugar Co., 1926 (Image no. 6644) | Aero Service Corp. | Aeriel Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: The Sugar House before SugarHouse, 1926

For this From Above we continue our look at the Central Delaware Waterfront in the 1920s with an up-close look at the original Sugar House at Delaware and Shackamaxon, and beyond…

    • Waterview Grande, part of developer Michael Samschick's Penn Treaty Village development, at Brown Street and Delaware Avenue.
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Will Penn Treaty Village reuse more waterfront industrial buildings?

What is Michael Samschick planning for his Penn Treaty Village development? Is O Havana real? Like River Ward neighbors, our curiosity is piqued. PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates has been following the…

    • Waterview Grande, part of Michael Samschick's Penn Treaty Village, under construction.

Will Penn Treaty Village reuse more waterfront industrial buildings?

What is Michael Samschick planning for his Penn Treaty Village development? Is O Havana real? Like River Ward neighbors, our curiosity is piqued. PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates has been following the…

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Will new zoning on the waterfront deter or draw development?

We won’t know for many years if the Master Plan for the Central Delaware is a real life success story. But in an opinion piece in today’s Daily News, Matt…

    • I-95, our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

Eyes on the Street exclusive: On Beyond I-95, or nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

    • Doughboy Park's new landscape takes shape.
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Doughboy Park renovation takes shape in Northern Liberties

Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA) has been working on a little triangle park at 2nd and Spring Garden, known as the Doughboy Park for the World War I memorial statue that presides…

    • Spring Garden Street | via Interface Studio LLC
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Spring Garden Street Greenway community design workshop on 12/6

Spring Garden Street could someday be a green connector between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. As previously reported here, the public conversation has started about this exciting project, and planners want to…

    • Today we need connectors to draw people beneath I-95, but if the highway became a boulevard?
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Urbanize this highway: Renewed calls to rethink I-95 and the Vine Street Expressway

What if Philadelphia converted its elevated and sunken highways into urban assets? Imagine a broad, green boulevard instead of I-95 running past Center City, complete with light rail. Or healing the…

    • Spring Garden's Doughboy
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Marking Veterans Day

Veterans Day started out as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I – at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month. Although today is a…

    • Reimagine Spring Garden Street with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council | Interface Studio
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Redesigning Spring Garden Street as a Greenway

Imagine Spring Garden Street as a green urban boulevard where pedestrians, runners, and cyclists had a recreational trail to move along, separated from car and transit traffic by a planted green…

    • Bodine High, Restored Spaces, Schoolyard
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Restored Spaces: the Garden vs. the Wasteland

I’ve spent most of this week ruminating on public art, preservation, and urban ecology – from the Autumn mural to Gray Area to PHS Pops Up  - and where did…

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