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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.

Manayunk Canal Restoration Begins

Manayunk Canal Restoration Begins

February 3, 2012  |  News

Dredging and maybe even hydroelectricity in the nearly 200 year old canal's future > more

15 Trolley: Improvements, Plans, Route Changes And, Yes, Delays

15 Trolley: Improvements, Plans, Route Changes And, Yes, Delays

February 2, 2012  |  Buzz

Planners are eying a new fleet of ground level trolley cars for future use on the 15 and the subway-surface routes. In the meantime, wait until April to see the old streamliner cars again > more

Manayunk Towpath Trail Reconstruction Nearly Complete

Manayunk Towpath Trail Reconstruction Nearly Complete

January 10, 2012  |  News

The widened trail is part of a series of improvements connected to the Schuylkill River Trail > more

And Then There Was One

And Then There Was One

January 5, 2012  |  Found

The vast J.G. Brill trolley and rail car plant in Southwest Philadelphia got torn down almost 60 years ago, but a single building somehow managed to survive > more

Ghosts of City Hall Station

Ghosts of City Hall Station

December 16, 2011  |  Found

Renovation of Dilworth Plaza will bring some improvements to City Hall Station, almost never completed due to the surprisingly poor foundation of City Hall > more