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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

Photographer Captures The Evolution Of Ruins With <em>4 Years/40 Walls</em>

Photographer Captures The Evolution Of Ruins With 4 Years/40 Walls

March 17, 2016  |  Vantage

At the abandoned Spring Garden School No.1, vacant classrooms shape shift into kinetic, visual organisms. Photographer and longtime urban explorer John Bendel records the process with his series 4 Years/40 Walls > more

Drexel Reveals Next Step In Innovation District With Schuylkill Yards

Drexel Reveals Next Step In Innovation District With Schuylkill Yards

March 3, 2016  |  News

The next phase of Drexel's Innovation Neighborhood district is revealed with Brandywine Realty Trust as master developer > more

Pending Destruction Of Zagar Mural Spurs Community Into Action

Pending Destruction Of Zagar Mural Spurs Community Into Action

February 25, 2016  |  Developing Challenges, News

Public artwork and real estate development collide with the demolition of the Society Hill Playhouse. Michael Bixler reports > more

Making A Molehill Out Of Mt. Sinai

Making A Molehill Out Of Mt. Sinai

February 17, 2016  |  Last Light

The demolition of Mt. Sinai Hospital is both a lesson in hasty redevelopment and the continued erasure of South Philly's built Jewish history. Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler walks the halls of the dignified, 86-year-old Art Deco building one last time with this photo essay > more

Low Income Housing For Artists In West Powelton To Break Ground

Low Income Housing For Artists In West Powelton To Break Ground

February 8, 2016  |  Buzz

Affordable live-work space project in West Philadelphia will provide stable rent costs to area artists > more