Construction Begins For New Penn Medicine Building

  • The Business Journal reports that Penn Medicine’s $72 million project (to be developed by Liberty Propert Trust) at 8th & Walnut began construction yesterday. This amounts to the “fourth and final phase of a development that started in 1984.”
  • “Dilworth Plaza has served us in unexpected ways,” says Philly Post’s Dan McQuade, relating some memories conjured (Sesame Street characters, skateboarders, & occupiers) by the public space’s looming transformation away from its staid current concrete form.
  • It appears that Chestnut Hill’s West Hartwell Lane will be reversed to a one-way, eastbound, redirecting traffic towards Willow Grove Avenue. The City Council’s Streets and Services Committee’s recommendation is meant to help realize Richard Snowden’s controversial 8200 Germantown Ave project.
  • FlyingKite previews a set of businesses set to open soon in Brewerytown, including a taquería, a pop-up store known as Amazulu, and a Bottom Dollar food market. And true to the place name, some developers pledge to help facilitate the establishment of a nanobrewery in the neighborhood.
  • The member-run Space 1026 art gallery (at 1026 Arch Street) will host its annual art auction on Friday, December 9, with doors opening at 6PM.
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