- The Chestnut Hill Community Association (CHCA) was told on Thursday that the new Quaker meetinghouse will be ready in early May of next year,says NewsWorks. Board member Richard Snowden called the opportunity of having a James Turrell Skyspace is “nothing short of incredible … I hope everyone realizes what a huge deal this is.” The meetinghouse will meet LEED standards (yet due to cost, will not be certified as such) and seek a synergy with the adjacent section of Fairmount Park.
- The Inquirer’s Edward Sozanski is not certainly not dazzled by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Open Air” light display on the Parkway,dismissing the commissioned interactive display as not “much more impressive than what one might find at the grand opening of a new mega-mall. As visual invention, it’s banal and boring.”
- ABC reports that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will not commit the $3 million needed to restore the 98-year old church building serving the Ascension of Our Lord parish in Kensington.
- Philadelphia Heights offers up a photo tour of the work currently underway at Mill Creek’s West Village development, with a two story warehouse being converted to “34 rental units, ranging in size from 600 to1, 100 square feet.”
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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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