- Drexel University is building up rather than out, and as Flying Kite adds, it’s also building between. “In the coming years, Drexel will completely reimagine the center of its campus along the 32nd Street Esplanade between Chestnut and Market Streets. The new public space, dubbed the Raymond G. Perelman Plaza, is envisioned as the central gathering and events spot for the new urban Drexel,” to be situated between LeBow College of Business and the Chestnut Square, both now under construction.
- Next City profiles designer Theaster Gates, who’s Soul Manufacturing Corporation is currently display an exhibit, “To Make the Thing that Makes the Things,” at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Basically, TMTTTMTT aims “to create spaces, especially physical ones, that allow for cultural production to occur where it wouldn’t otherwise,” with four artists and two apprentices making functional objects like bowls and bricks for the public to see.
- Curbed Philly talks historic preservation with Howard Haas, the Chairman & President of the Friends of the Boyd Theater. The 1928 art deco theater is something that Philadelphia simply must save, seeing as most American cities (even Cleveland) boast of at least one theater from the era of classic Hollywood that was adaptively reused.
- The history of the Frankford Terminal (now Frankford Transportation Center) is chronicled over at the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog.
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.