Archive for June 8th, 2012

Anything But Sober

Anything But Sober

June 8, 2012  |  Last Light

The 19th century beer barons of Philadelphia built breweries that looked more like castles than factories. For our third and final Beer Week installment, we visit the suitably ornate yet sadly vacant Rieger & Gretz Brewery on Germantown Avenue, which a neighborhood group hopes to put on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places > more

What To Do With The City Branch: Return It To Transit As Light Rail

What To Do With The City Branch: Return It To Transit As Light Rail

June 8, 2012  |  Soapbox

With planning to begin on the underground City Branch railroad connecting to the Reading Viaduct, we asked our contributor Stephen Stofka to provide an alternate vision for light rail extending from the heart of Center City to Fairmount Park and beyond. He says it could cost a fraction of the cost of green space and is practically "shovel ready" > more

What To Do With The City Branch: Make It Part Of A 3 Mile Linear Park and Non-Motorized Transitway

What To Do With The City Branch: Make It Part Of A 3 Mile Linear Park and Non-Motorized Transitway

June 8, 2012  |  Soapbox

With planning to begin on the underground City Branch railroad connecting to the Reading Viaduct, we asked Paul vanMeter of ViaductGreene to present his vision for turning the railbed into a linear park--a search for authenticity and connectivity in the changing city > more

Digging Deep On The Delaware

Digging Deep On The Delaware

June 8, 2012  |  Morning Blend

More archaeology work to be done on the Delaware waterfront, how the Penn Museum is keeping up appearances, Torresdale Avenue facades to get some help, and tactile urbanism in Germantown > more