- The National Trust for Historic Preservation will award the firm of Bohlin, Cywinski, Jackson for its work in the $252 million restoration project of the Art Deco 30th Street post office that saw the building repurposed as the regional headquarters of the IRS. (The Friday event in Spokane, Washington will also honor retiring Preservation Alliance director John Gallery.) Plan Philly spotlights the building in its “Look Up!” feature.
- Philadelphia Real Estate Blog presents CHOP’s base plans for its 14-story Ambulatory Care Center at the old Civic Center site. On October 10, the Zoning Board approved an additional height of six stories, meaning that the structure will dominate the University City skyline at 292 feet.
- The Center City Residents Association (CCRA) has prepared a strategy report based upon the demographics of the area, which includes South to JFK, Broad to the Schuylkill. As Naked Philly explains, “they’re examining their resources, discussing where to direct future efforts, and attempting to strengthen communication between members, other civic groups, and city agencies.”
- With the remnants of Hurricane Sandy safely to the Northwest, all of the city’s public, charter, and parochial schools have opened this morning, reports NewsWorks.
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.