Posts Tagged ‘Center City’

The Best Seats In The City, Ban Be Damned

The Best Seats In The City, Ban Be Damned

January 16, 2017  |  Buzz

Last week Friends of Rittenhouse Square and the Department of Parks and Recreation announced a ban from sitting on the interior walls of Rittenhouse Square, the city's prized public living room. Two days later Mayor Jim Kenney reversed the rule, protecting a decades-old tradition. We take a look at life along the balustrades in these old photos > more

Most Intriguing Projects Of 2016

Most Intriguing Projects Of 2016

December 21, 2016  |  Vantage

With dozens of projects to choose from, contributor Hilary Jay, founder of Design Philadelphia, selects 11 outstanding examples of new construction, adaptive reuse, and public amenities completed this year > more

Inside SEPTA's Unused Underground Concourse, To Be Restored

Inside SEPTA’s Unused Underground Concourse, To Be Restored

December 2, 2016  |  Last Light

The Center City Concourse, a network of underground pedestrian walkways, has sat empty and largely unused for decades. But big plans are in the works to reopen and reanimate the dead space. Samantha Smyth and Chandra Lampreich takes us into the abandoned tunnels with this photo essay > more

Writing Machines Made Here

Writing Machines Made Here

November 15, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow give us a classic example of adaptive reuse from the 1980s, when the residential conversion of an old typewriter factory in Logan Square led to a wave of new development > more

The Bavarian Jewel Of Washington Square West

The Bavarian Jewel Of Washington Square West

November 1, 2016  |  The Shadow Knows

At 12th and St. James Streets, a world-renowned jeweler's workshop still shines after 100 years. The Shadow opens up this treasure chest with the history of the building's origins > more