Arch Street 2.0?

  • Philadelphia Heights contrasts the 1914 Gothic Robert Morris Building now being transformed into 111 luxury apartments with the towering modernity of neighboring Comcast Center. It also suggests that this section of Arch may soon reconstitute itself as a major downtown shopping district.
  • Naked Philly laments signs of gentrification in Francisville–and a lack of architectural creativity–in its look at the recently razed “old, attractive” former church for American Methodist Episcopal Zionists at 19th & Poplar streets. Six homes will be built in its place.
  • The Inquirer reports that Montgomery County judge Stanley R. Ott has blocked perhaps the final legal action of the Friends of the Barnes–still advocating against moving the impressionist collection to the Parkway. The museum is set to open May 19.
  • A new $30 million CHOP facility in West Philly began construction yesterday. Once it opens its doors it early 2013, the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Primary Care Center at 48th & Market will provide care for some 45,000 patients each year.
  • The South Philly Review showcases the efforts of a Bella Vista woman advocating community art projects both at home and abroad.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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  1. Gabriel Gottlieb

    Thanks for posting this. I already did an article on the new apartment building, about to be built, on the southwest corner of 19th & Arch and I will do articles in the future about developments on Arch, just east of Broad. When you add it up, all the new retail probably will make Arch St. a very busy street, along with having the Constitution Center, Convention Center, and Comcast Center (it’s become a “Center” of attention, I guess). Also, I just took that picture yesterday and I thought it would be good as the top picture.

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