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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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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