Posts Tagged ‘Benjamin Franklin Parkway’

Touring Park Towne Place’s $200 Million Renovations

Touring Park Towne Place’s $200 Million Renovations

August 18, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A look at the spacious redesign of Parkway apartment complex, City to hand over leak prone President’s House, demolition of West Philly mansion imminent, reviewing the Trolley Tunnel Blitz’s accomplishments, and the Convention Center wins back a customer > more

Riverfront Strategy Goes With The Flow

Riverfront Strategy Goes With The Flow

August 14, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Incremental place making on the Delaware, Saffron on the “Cheesecake,” conference on affordable housing next week, muralist installs in Fishtown, and Parkway residences still lack necessary info for Pope visit > more

Forgotten And Alone: Bring Old Baldy And the General Into Town

Forgotten And Alone: Bring Old Baldy And the General Into Town

August 7, 2015  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The equestrian statue of Civil War general George Meade sits neglected and mostly ignored behind the Please Touch Museum in West Fairmount Park. Efforts are underway to convince Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to relocate the impressive bronze memorial to a more prominent location > more

Prefiguring The Papal Transit Debacle

Prefiguring The Papal Transit Debacle

July 14, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Deconstructing early transit plans with the upcoming Pope visit, The Oval at three, East Market concrete poured, and the zoo recognized for superb architecture > more

Parkway Institutions To Take Revenue Hit From Pope Visit

Parkway Institutions To Take Revenue Hit From Pope Visit

July 6, 2015  |  Morning Blend

The financial inconvenience of being part of history, Taller Puertorriqueño to break ground on $11.4 million project in Fairhill this fall, celebrating the half-century fight for LGBT rights in the Gayborhood, and frequent commuter discounts likely to return for Delaware River bridge users > more