Lamenting The "Tower Of Truth"

 

The Inquirer Building | Photo: Michael Penn

  • The Philly Post’s Gail Shister eulogizes the Inquirer building—in which she worked for three decades—as the Inky’s staffers prepare for the transition to 8th & Market. “In the old days, when it really felt like a newspaper,” Shister reflects, “you could stand in a glass-walled passageway overlooking the cavernous composing room and watch the papers speed off the giant presses. It gave me goose bumps every time.”
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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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