Archive for July 23rd, 2012

How to Gussy Up a Gas Meter

How to Gussy Up a Gas Meter

July 23, 2012  |  Vantage

The proposed mandatory new style gas meters present a design problem for architects and builders. Here's a look at various solutions employed around the city > more

Proposed New Gas Meters Are Efficient, But A Design Problem For Buildings Old And New

Proposed New Gas Meters Are Efficient, But A Design Problem For Buildings Old And New

July 23, 2012  |  News

Citizens and preservationists are concerned about plans to install new energy-efficient gas meters, especially on the facades of historic properties. Ryan Briggs argues that Philadelphia should learn from conflicts over gas meters in Lancaster and Baltimore. > more

Lower Northeast Plan To Be Released Next Month

Lower Northeast Plan To Be Released Next Month

July 23, 2012  |  Morning Blend

The Planning Commission will focus on three areas of the Lower Northeast, Greenwood Cemetery failed to inform the Historical Commission about renovations, a violinist critiqued the Barnes, Mann Center will get added grass, and Holy Family U's plans for Liddonfield site were OKed > more

Hawthorne King

Hawthorne King

July 23, 2012  |  The Shadow Knows

This building really is the star of resurgent Hawthorne, says the Shadow. A former home and school for orphaned, neglected, and deserted kids, it's reflected the changing city since 1854 > more