Bradley Maule is co-editor of the Hidden City Daily and the creator of Philly Skyline. He's a native of Tyrone, Pennsylvania, and he's hung his hat in Shippensburg, Germantown, G-Ho, Fishtown, Portland (Oregon), Brewerytown, and now Mt. Airy. He just can't get into Twitter, but he's way into Instagram @mauleofamerica.
Discerning passersby were startled along Second and Arch Streets last week when they noticed the historically designated National Products Building, famous for its orange midcentury tiles, coming down by the wrecking ball. But, Brad Maule writes after a visit to the Historical Commission, the façade will be "fully and faithfully" reconstructed > more
There's nothing quite like the silent magic of the city during a full-on blizzard, is there? Daily co-editor Brad Maule spent most of this past weekend outside—half in Mt. Airy and Germantown, half in the Wissahickon—and came away with a slight yearning for Center City. Bring your snow shoes along for this photo essay > more
But where one building comes down, another must go up. At least it seems that way in the Philadelphia of today. Brad Maule turns that demolition frown upside down with this rundown of all the cranes building a new skyline > more
As Philadelphia heads into a wide open year with a new administration at the helm of the city, Hidden City takes one last look at 2015. Our fifth annual Lost Buildings list is presented here by Daily co-editor Brad Maule > more
Sure, City Hall has its wee observation deck with its 15-minute window for viewing. And the skyline view from the 33rd floor of the Loews is the worst-kept secret in town. But with its opening at One Liberty Place on Saturday, Philadelphia gets its first grown-up observation deck > more