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Michael Burlando

Let's Fly a Better Flag for Philadelphia

Let’s Fly a Better Flag for Philadelphia

October 11, 2013  |  Soapbox

Flags can be a powerful way of strengthening civic pride, but Philly's flag needs a new design in order to capture the public's imagination, argues Michael Burlando > more

Ghosts In The System

Ghosts In The System

May 13, 2013  |  Vantage

Frequent Google Street Viewers know what Michael Burlando has discovered: there's a virtual ghost city of blocks and buildings and places that only endure online. Here are some of his best finds > more

Field Guide To New Row House Construction, Part Four

Field Guide To New Row House Construction, Part Four

November 27, 2012  |  Vantage

In this final part of our Field Guide To New Row House Construction, architect Michael Burlando goes A to Z reviewing 26 contemporary Graduate Hospital row houses that hope to break the mold > more

Phillyhenge, Or The City As Sundial

Phillyhenge, Or The City As Sundial

September 5, 2012  |  Vantage

Tonight at 7:24, the sunset will align with the city's street grid. It's a phenomenon called "henge," for Stonehenge, and it happens several times a year. Michael Burlando explains > more

Hoist Up Your Azure and Maize

Hoist Up Your Azure and Maize

March 27, 2012  |  Soapbox

Today, on Philly Flag Day, architect and Hidden City Daily contributor Michael Burlando wonders if it isn't time to reconsider the design of the city flag > more