Posts Tagged ‘Center City’

Requiem For A Moderne Gem, William Penn Annex Post Office

Requiem For A Moderne Gem, William Penn Annex Post Office

September 22, 2016  |  Vantage

Contributor Ann de Forest delivers a eulogy for the decline of civic architecture and the closing of an iconic post office on East Market Street. > more

Restoration Begins On Franklin Institute's Steel Pioneer

Restoration Begins On Franklin Institute’s Steel Pioneer

September 7, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Franklin Institute removes displayed steel aircraft for maintenance, community-driven economic development in Kensington, al fresco dining continues to expand, and previewing the 20th Fringe Festival > more

Razing A City In Haste: The Lesson Of The Horn Building

Razing A City In Haste: The Lesson Of The Horn Building

August 22, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow takes a look at indiscriminate demolition and the state of preservation in Philadelphia from the windows of the Horn Building > more

Marked Potential: Cunningham Piano Company

Marked Potential: Cunningham Piano Company

August 18, 2016  |  Marked Potential

The sleek, slender Cunningham Piano Company tower on Chestnut Street has sat empty for the better part of a decade while potential renovations and reuse have passed it by. Enough is enough, says Shila Griffith, who envisions an all-in-one textile design studio in the sky with this month's Marked Potential > more

Trumbauer's Legendary Ben Franklin Hotel Reborn

Trumbauer’s Legendary Ben Franklin Hotel Reborn

August 10, 2016  |  News

Renovations and a new restaurant will bring the Gilded Age glory of the former Benjamin Franklin Hotel to the public this fall. Michael Bixler steps inside > more