Posts Tagged ‘Center City’

Late Victorian Charm In The Heart Of Chinatown

Late Victorian Charm In The Heart Of Chinatown

March 16, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

Philadelphia's thriving Chinatown has created its own protective, economic shield, barring outside developers hungry to gobble up the neighborhood with new construction. Incidentally, historic buildings in the area are often safeguarded and preserved through consistent adaptive reuse. The Shadow gives us an example of this encouraging phenomenon with the story behind 941 Race Street > more

Squilla’s Digital Billboard Measure Concedes Too Much For Too Little

Squilla’s Digital Billboard Measure Concedes Too Much For Too Little

March 13, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Why “urban experiential displays” are not like the Lit Bros signage, over 100 units set for West Girard Ave, Councilwoman Reynolds Brown combatting litter, unique benches for UCity, and former GlaxoSmithKline HQ up for sale > more

Demolition Of Boyd Auditorium Imminent, Though Lobby And Hall Will Stay

Demolition Of Boyd Auditorium Imminent, Though Lobby And Hall Will Stay

March 12, 2015  |  News

Demolition stickers signal the end of the Boyd Theater's grand Art Deco auditorium and a lost opportunity to preserve Philadelphia's last remaining movie palace > more

Owner Of River City Site To Pursue Rezoning & Sale

Owner Of River City Site To Pursue Rezoning & Sale

March 6, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Firm looking to make $30 from developer(s), Saffron on varied- and re-use in Fishtown, Germantowners fight to retain Wissahickon Playground, a partial building collapse, and trees for Philly > more

The Toughest Little Hut In Logan Square

The Toughest Little Hut In Logan Square

March 2, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

Development of the lot at 20th and Arch has been cursed since the Kahn Building was demolished in 1929, only 8 years after its construction. Ironically, an easy to miss, colorful little Gulf Oil station has survived at the spot for 85 years--long enough to be placed on the Philadelphia Register. The Shadow serves up a big slice of history on this heartening little hut > more