- Temple News talks to professor Dennis Playdon, whose Introduction to Architectural Preservation class was instrumental to having Joe Frazier’s defunct gym spotlighted by the Preservation Alliance. Playdon discusses the path ahead for the space’s preservation, as well a potential interactive project that would digitize the gym for a virtual tour.
- Reworked, refocused and reopened the Atwater Kent is now the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent. NewsWorks explains how a planned renovation in 2009 expanded into a complete overhaul of the space, making tough calls for its collection in a bid to improve its reputation of employing substandard security and climate-control systems.
- CBS Philly says that the final touches are underway before the Hotel Monaco officially opens its doors at 433 Chestnut Street on October 3. Director Nick Gregory says that preliminary reservations are up for the 268 guest room hotel.
- The Planning Commission yesterday approved a revised plan for the Marina View Towers development by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, originally approved back in June: more units; less parking, the same height of 130 feet.
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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