Louis Kahn’s Prescription For Philadelphia

 

Photo: Ken Finkel | Upon seeing these chimneys in 1973, Louis Kahn declared that "that is what a city should look like."

Photo: Ken Finkel | Upon seeing these chimneys in 1973, Louis Kahn declared that “that is what a city should look like.”

  • The Daily News follows the redevelopment of Tioga, as its forgotten and dilapidated factories are given new life. For one, what was once the Stanley Blacker suit factory at 19th & Alleghany will be, by year’s end, a $5.6 million senior retirement community called the NewCourtland LIFE Center. And various strategies have been explored, like last year’s “‘Developers’ Tour,’ … that brought potential investors to the area on a trolley-bus and in a couple of vans.”
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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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