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Luke Rafferty, for the Inquirer

Luke Rafferty, for the Inquirer

  • Flying Kite looks at three projects that will hopefully improve Philadelphia’s inventory in sustainable housing: 1) Carpenter Square in Graduate Hospital, 2) PostGreen and Interface Studio Architects’ ReNewbold, a 19-unit project at 16th & Moore, and 3) Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha’s transit-oriented development—Paseo Verde—by the Temple University Regional Rail stop. “This building philosophy is having a deep impact on the way neighborhoods look and feel, bringing a modern sheen and sustainable ethos to Philadelphia’s historic brick-rowhome-dominated streetscape.”
  • On Van Pelt Street, Steven Ujifusa gazes at the rows of repurposed carriage houses, reflecting upon just how much the urban experience around Rittenhouse Square has been altered since the late 19th century, when Philadelphia’s horse-drawn elite would make “upon the onlooker,” said George Wharton Pepper, “an impression of urbanity, of social experience and of entire self-satisfaction.” Well, perhaps some things haven’t really changed.
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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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