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Circling Back To The Ross Loopholes

Circling Back To The Ross Loopholes

April 20, 2015  |  Possible City

Garage-front houses are going up across from the Betsy Ross House because the developers of the houses exploited a trifecta of loopholes in the regulatory system. Following up on an earlier report, Nathaniel Popkin peers through > more

Class Warfare On Arch Street

Class Warfare On Arch Street

March 31, 2015  |  Possible City

Nathaniel Popkin takes a look at three new Old City row houses under construction that disrespect the city, the site, and the famous woman mythologized across the street > more

How Spruce Street Harbor Park Succeeds

How Spruce Street Harbor Park Succeeds

June 26, 2014  |  Possible City

In a city of squandered opportunities, here's an intervention that transforms the way we interact with space--and the city. Nathaniel Popkin reviews the new Spruce Street Harbor Park, opening tomorrow > more

How Can You Know What It Means To Be Here

How Can You Know What It Means To Be Here

June 24, 2014  |  Possible City

What explains the power of place, of Fairmount Park especially, to give meaning to our lives? Nathaniel Popkin on three writers drawn to the park, including the great poet Stephen Berg, who died 12 days ago > more

On Revolution Museum, Readers Have Spoken

On Revolution Museum, Readers Have Spoken

March 18, 2014  |  Possible City

Signees of the "Declaration of Architectural Independence" had a lot to say about the proposed design for the Museum > more