The Long Wait: Purchasing Vacant Land From The City

 

Neal Santos | City Paper

  • The Inquirer ‘s Inga Saffron reviews the new Sister Cities Park within Logan Circle.  Impressed by the high variability of design elements within a mere 1.75 acre public space, as well as its pensive treatment of the “tension between urban and rural embedded in the design,” Saffron still stresses that “the transformation of this tiny shard of land amounts to a small miracle” itself.
  • NewsWorks talks to Jim Fennel, who lives but a block and a half from the new Barnes. Fennel voices his concerns for increased traffic and the overflow from overburden parking lots, yet maintains a fair deal of optimism for the sight and its significance for the city. “This is going to be much more for the people than the elite”
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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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