Posts Tagged ‘Center City’

Lost Potential: Banking On A Better Future For PSFS Building

Lost Potential: Banking On A Better Future For PSFS Building

June 22, 2015  |  The Shadow Knows

The former Philadelphia Savings Fund Society headquarters on Washington Square has had a hard time keeping occupants inside its grand banking floor since the parent financial institution sold the building in 1988. High end restaurants have come and gone, leaving the space vulnerable to uninspired reuse, like its current iteration as an urgent care medical facility, Jefferson at Washington Square. The Shadow thinks the hospital cashed the neighborhood's check by squandering the building's potential and freezing the block with cold commerce > more

Pearl Properties Goes Back Before The Historical Commission With Boyd Revisions

Pearl Properties Goes Back Before The Historical Commission With Boyd Revisions

June 11, 2015  |  Buzz

Pearl Properties goes before the Historical Commission tomorrow with new plans for the 1900 block of Chestnut Street. The developer's first pass with project designs that replace all but the Boyd Theater's façade and lobby was unanimously rejected by the Architectural Committee in May. > more

PHA To Embrace The Commercial Imperative In Sharswood

PHA To Embrace The Commercial Imperative In Sharswood

June 3, 2015  |  Morning Blend

PHA dreams big in Sharswood, Comcast all but certainly to build third Center City tower, Tall Ship festival attraction may spark legal fight, and appreciating beer garden design on South Street > more

Marked Potential: Robinson Building

Marked Potential: Robinson Building

June 3, 2015  |  Marked Potential, Vantage

Next up in our Marked Potential series is the Robinson Building at 10th and Market. Interior architect and designer Shila Griffith envisions a multi-screen documentary film theater complex and filmmaker workspace behind the scrolling, Modernist facade of the former women's department store > more

Social Entrepreneurs Wake Up Lower Walnut Street With Social Design Cafe

Social Entrepreneurs Wake Up Lower Walnut Street With Social Design Cafe

May 27, 2015  |  Walk the Walk

FRIEDA for generations, a socially-minded startup company, is carving out a home inside the long vacant Maryland Casualty Company office at Walnut Place in Society Hill. Joseph Brin profiles the organization's forthcoming cafe that aims to combine coffee talk, intergenerational networking, and local design > more