- The Redevelopment Authority’s “Sound Sculptures” public art project takes four notable sculptures around the city (Athena Tacha’s terraced landscaping at 18th & Hamilton, Jim Sanborn’s “Ars Medendi,” Claes Oldenburg’s “Clothespin,” and Dennis Oppenheim’s “Waveforms”) and fuses those visual experiences with a commissioned musical score.
- Plan Philly introduces a PennPraxis community-planning project meant to help realize “Bartram’s Mile,” a stretch (from Grays Ferry Avenue to 58th Street) of riverside trail being undertaken by Parks and Recreation. “This is a portion of the Schuylkill River that has been cut off from public access for decades, so this represents a very exciting opportunity to not only strengthen and link to existing initiatives such as Bartram’s Garden, the Schuylkill River Trail, and the 58th Street Greenway, but also add two new parks that can be community assets for years to come.”
- The Inquirer discusses the persistent problems of homelessness at Louis I. Kahn Memorial Park at 11th & Pine Streets, spurred generally by the economy and specifically by broken lighting.
- Metro’s photographer covers the aftermath of this weekend’s water main break at 3rd & Walnut Streets in Old City, which flooded “the popular tourism district with an estimated five to six million gallons of water.” The surrounding streets will be closed indefinitely.
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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