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The urban river, 1840

  • Marquee, the Delaware River Waterfront Corp.’s 60×40 feet LED public art project, will be unveiled on Thursday at 7PM. Located on the west side of the I-95 overpass at Race Street, its unflinching live video feed will remind all of the hidden river beyond.
  • NakedPhilly.com offers a glimpse at Smith and Windmill Islands, once found in the central Delaware, by Walnut Street. Ironically, they owed both their growth and ultimate destruction to the prowess of the 19th century port.
  • Yesterday, the Franklin Institute announced a $10 million gift, the largest ever for Pennsylvania’s most visited museum. The “Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion” will add 53,000 square feet to the complex, providing space to ensure its continued prominence in scientific education. The Institute is now less than $7 million away from reaching its goal of $64.7 million needed for the expansion.
  • The Community Design Collaborative will host an opening party tomorrow for their new exhibit, Leverage: Strengthening Neighborhoods Through Design, displaying over 40 urban design projects from across the country. The exhibition runs through the 23rd at the Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street.
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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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