Archive for May 11th, 2012

Historical Commission Okays Demo of Sloan Mansion

Historical Commission Okays Demo of Sloan Mansion

May 11, 2012  |  Buzz

Strange days at the Historical Commission, as the University of Pennsylvania claims financial hardship in order to tear down a protected building that's on the Philadelphia Historic Building Register > more

Even Slums In The City Of The Dead

Even Slums In The City Of The Dead

May 11, 2012  |  Found

Ethan Wallace discovers that even cities of the dead have separatist enclaves, ethnically and racially diverse neighborhoods, elite suburbs, and yes, slums > more

On 40th Street, A Collision Of Interests

On 40th Street, A Collision Of Interests

May 11, 2012  |  Vantage

This afternoon the Philadelphia Historical Commission will vote on the University of Pennsylvania's request to demolish a protected building in West Philadelphia. In Part Two of our report on flaws in Philadelphia's system of historic preservation, we look at this complicated case, which shows how preservation goals can be trumped by the bottom line and powerful neighborhood groups > more

Power Struggle In Norris Square Over Plans For St. Boniface Site

Power Struggle In Norris Square Over Plans For St. Boniface Site

May 11, 2012  |  Morning Blend

"Fear" & "intimidation" in Norris Square development talks, Penn applies for financial hardship at 40th & Pine, PHA waiting to learn Germantown cemetery archeology results, and an update on the feeding ban on the Parkway > more