Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Lost In The Shuffle: When Registered Buildings Go Down

Lost In The Shuffle: When Registered Buildings Go Down

November 17, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

Why are some buildings on the National Register of Historic Places preserved while others are casually destroyed? The Shadow gives an example of this phenomena through the Wagner Free Institute of Science and the John F. Kennedy Vocational Center > more

Art Deco And Academic Reuse In University City

Art Deco And Academic Reuse In University City

November 3, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

Quite a bit more than just an Ann Taylor store, the building at 36th and Walnut's history is heavy with banking, Black Nationalist action, and university-community partnerships. The Shadow peers behind the window dressings of this subtle Art Deco in University City that's about to be reinvented again > more

Dance With Us Through The Baum Building's History

Dance With Us Through The Baum Building’s History

October 13, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

After decades on 11th Street, Baum's Dancewear is pulling up stakes and moving south to East Passyunk. The Shadow cuts a rug and gives us the skinny on the building's many past lives > more

The Legend Of Midtown Village

The Legend Of Midtown Village

September 29, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

Chemistry labs, karate, puppet theater, and a prostitution ring? The Shadow strikes again! This week we hear about the Guilded Age real estate mogul Felix Isman and his bay-windowed beauty at 13th and Sansom > more

Observation Deck Planned For One Liberty Place

Observation Deck Planned For One Liberty Place

September 23, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Stunning views coming to the 57th floor of Philly's second-tallest skyscraper, previewing Bok's second life, appreciating the Dow Chemical building, and wondering what historians will say > more