- Part architectural critique, part call to arms, Jessica Goldschmidt’s piece on Philly Post from Friday explores the psyche of her new city, which sports a notorious inferiority complex that allows its residents to claim success with the overrated urbanism that is Bart Blatstein’s Piazza at Schmidt’s. Philadelphia’s “grit and determination bred of perennial disappointment” offers so much more than we give it credit for, Goldschmidt suggests.
- The Atlantic Cities looks at the usual struggles of reusing grain elevators, monolithic and relatively windowless as they are. Philadelphia’s Granary Building is contextualized by other North American cities’ innovative solutions, like Quebec City’s opting to retain an elevator as a screen for projected light art.
- NewsWorks readies for Wednesday’s opening of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, “Gauguin, Cezanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia,” commenting on how the treatment of the common theme of a bucolic utopia evolved with the shifting context in which a piece was created.
- Plan Philly reports that Toll Brothers is seeking community support to construct a 69-unit gated condominium at what is now a large pit at 410 South Front Street.
About the author
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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