Mike Szilagyi was born in the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia, and raised in both Logan and what was the far edge of suburbia near Valley Forge. He found himself deeply intrigued by both the built landscape and by the natural “lay of the land.” Where things really get interesting is the fluid, intricate, multi-layered interface between the two.
Another loss to the dwindling Venice Island Branch railroad, the bridge once provided worker access to plants on Venice Island. Trail advocates eye the the railroad for a Venice Island bikeway > more
From Shawmont to the Montgomery County line > more
I-95 reconstruction-related archeology reveals cascades of jewel glass, remnants of a century of glass making along the Delaware. Mike Szilagyi reveals even more about the site's past, present, and future > more
Just off the shipping channel in the tidal Delaware River, opposite the mouth of the Schuylkill, lies a half-acre island of scrubby trees, windswept pebbly beach, and upwards of ten thousand discarded plastic bottles > more
Demolition of the turn-of-the-century control house casts further doubt on the return of the 23 trolley to Germantown Avenue. > more