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Michael Bixler

Michael Bixler is a writer, photographer, and managing editor of Hidden City Daily. He is a former arts and entertainment reporter with Mountain Xpress weekly in Asheville, North Carolina and a native of South Carolina. Bixler has a keen interest in adaptive reuse, underappreciated architecture, contemporary literature and art, and forward-thinking dialogue about people and place. mmbixler.tumblr.com

Toll Bros. Render Grim Future For Historic Properties On Jewelers Row

Toll Bros. Render Grim Future For Historic Properties On Jewelers Row

January 25, 2017  |  Buzz

Toll Brothers renege on façade preservation promise with updated apartment tower proposal for Jewelers Row > more

The Best Seats In The City, Ban Be Damned

The Best Seats In The City, Ban Be Damned

January 16, 2017  |  Buzz

Last week Friends of Rittenhouse Square and PPR announced a ban from sitting on the interior walls of the park. Two days later Mayor Jim Kenney reversed the rule. We take a look at life along the balustrades in these old photos > more

Permit And Postponement Put Jewelers Row In Urgent Jeopardy

Permit And Postponement Put Jewelers Row In Urgent Jeopardy

November 10, 2016  |  News

Historical Commission shelves voting on nominations for 704 and 706-08 Sansom Street on Jewelers Row for 90 days. Michael Bixler reports > more

Considering Our Riverfront <em>Palazzos Of Power</em>: Their History And Potential

Considering Our Riverfront Palazzos Of Power: Their History And Potential

November 2, 2016  |  Vantage

Michael Bixler catches up with architectural historian Aaron Wunsch to discuss his and photographer Joseph E. B. Elliott's new book, "Palazzos Of Power," which they will present tonight at the Center for Architecture > more

Long Awaited Construction Of Rail Park Begins Today

Long Awaited Construction Of Rail Park Begins Today

October 31, 2016  |  Buzz

After more than a decade of planning and public anticipation, construction of the Reading Viaduct Rail Park breaks ground > more