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Mike Szilagyi

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.

Unused Pedestrian Bridge Demolished By Train In Manayunk

Unused Pedestrian Bridge Demolished By Train In Manayunk

March 26, 2012  |  Buzz

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

Schuylkill River Trail Construction Underway

Schuylkill River Trail Construction Underway

February 27, 2012  |  Found

From Shawmont to the Montgomery County line > more

Before And After Dyottville

Before And After Dyottville

February 21, 2012  |  News

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

Rat Island!

Rat Island!

February 15, 2012  |  Found

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

Historic Trolley Substation In Germantown Succumbs

Historic Trolley Substation In Germantown Succumbs

February 6, 2012  |  News

Demolition of the turn-of-the-century control house casts further doubt on the return of the 23 trolley to Germantown Avenue. > more