Pennovation On The Lower Schuylkill

 

A soft opening is planned this month for the coworking spaces of the University of Pennsylvania's Pennovation Center in Grays Ferry. | Photo: Ashley Hahn, for Plan Philly

A soft opening is planned this month for the coworking spaces of the University of Pennsylvania’s Pennovation Center in Grays Ferry. | Photo: Ashley Hahn, for PlanPhilly

  • Eyes on the Street’s Ashley Hahn considers Penn’s return to the opposite bank of the Schuylkill with the Pennovation Center, its $37 million bid to create an incubation space for creative and collaborative research within Dupont’s former Marshall Laboratories. “Manhattan-based Hollwich Kushner Architecture’s design keeps the old DuPont building’s industrial feel but signals change through interventions that disrupt the exterior’s regularity, as if to literally express the edginess of the center’s identity.”
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration has awarded SEPTA more than $4 million, reports the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Alison Burdo, to be used on the expansion of the high-traffic Wissahickon Transportation Center and the construction of a new pedestrian underpass at the Lawndale Regional Rail Station.
  • The Inquirer reports that the choice of location for a press conference with Governor Tom Wolf called by Aramark for 1:30PM this afternoon all but confirms the multinational food service firm’s decision to relocate its headquarters to 2400 Market Street.
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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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