- NewsWorks provides an overview of the Navy Yard’s transition, in the course of a decade and a half, from military installation to truly hip office park, appreciated more and more for its architectural juxtapositions.“We’re trying to reposition, leveraging all that history toward a new sector in terms of energy innovation,” Actman says. “That’s kind of what the Philadelphia story is all about: making the past an asset for the future.”
- The Philadelphia Zoo is “set to announce the biggest, most groundbreaking, most zoo-life-altering development” in recent history: a 683-spot parking garage that will double the zoo’s parking capacity, as well as better timing in Girard Avenue’s traffic rhythms. The Inquirer piece also says that America’s First Zoo is begging for Amtrak to think about opening a rail line to lower the demand for spots—though zoo CEO Vikram Dewan concedes that “there will never be enough parking.”
- Yesterday, Councilman Bill Greenlee introduced a bill that would permit news kiosks to sport “digital wall-wrap advertizing.” The move would invigorate “the environment, which is key to the city,” said Greenlee.
- Curbed Philly editor Liz Spikol says that the mobile app “Foursquare … provided a list of the most popular parks in the U.S. to Travel + Leisure this month,” by measure of the number of GPS “check ins” at each public space. Rittenhouse Square came in at number ten, of ten. (NYC hogs six of those slots.)
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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