- NewsWorks showcases the remodeling of the Kimmel Center’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Rooftop Garden atop South Broad. At the expense of some of the space’s commanding vistas, project designer BLTa Architects focused on canceling out the exchange of sound between the Perelman Theater and the function space, as well as providing a bit more control over the extremes of temperatures that had limited rentals in the past to only eight to ten events per year. “This improvement will drive our bottom line,” says David Thiele, the center’s vice president.
- Temple News reports that the university’s new science, education and research center is under preliminary construction, with the $137 million building “sprouting out of the ground later this semester.” Located at 12th & Polett Walk, the new structure will replace Barton Hall, which will be left as an open green space after its demolition.
- Naked Philly answers some questions regarding the decaying façade of the “Thomas Lofts” on the 700 block of Market East, owned in part by Michael Lichtenstein, who sat on the Buck Hosiery factory in Kensington before it was tragically destroyed by fire in April. “The building has a couple of active violations, but more important is the fact that the owners are tax delinquent to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.”
- The Inquirer says that LOVE Park has gotten a bit cleaner, thanks in part to an article it ran last month discussing the trials of keeping the iconic space litter free.
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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