Posts Tagged ‘City Hall’

Public Clocks Still Keeping Time On Philly’s Streets (At Least Twice A Day)

Public Clocks Still Keeping Time On Philly’s Streets (At Least Twice A Day)

December 18, 2015  |  Vantage

Has there ever been a comprehensive study of Philadelphia's exterior clocks? Well there is now. Steve Weinik combs the city for his Philly Analog series > more

Almost 150 Years Later, A Small Miracle At City Hall

Almost 150 Years Later, A Small Miracle At City Hall

December 3, 2015  |  Vantage

Dirty chain link fencing be gone. City Hall's four portals are finally fitted with the caliber of gates John McArthur, Jr. originally intended for his French Second Empire masterpiece. Co-editor Nathaniel Popkin says the elegant gesture is long overdue > more

Two Decades Of Stephen Starr

Two Decades Of Stephen Starr

September 8, 2015  |  Morning Blend

The Continental’s continued success, City Hall west portal gate to be unveiled, no Cathedral Village in Andorra, Streets Dept clarifies on Washington Ave restriping, and SEPTA adds to West Philly trolley schedule > more

Courtyard Compass Reveals A City Off Axis

Courtyard Compass Reveals A City Off Axis

August 28, 2015  |  Walk the Walk

If you've ever feel like the city is just a tad off we have validating news for you. Philadelphia was built a few degrees left from its true north axis point. Contributor Joe Brin talks cartography and William Penn's city plan with Frank Morelli, Survey Bureau manager of the Streets Department > more

Long Delayed, The Bridge To Break Ground In Old City

Long Delayed, The Bridge To Break Ground In Old City

August 4, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Fifteen year of development hell over tomorrow for Old City apartment complex, still going for old Engine 10; City Hall courtyard mosaic being restored; and measuring the capacity of the Parkway > more