Posts Tagged ‘demolition’

A Look At Temple University's Demolition History

A Look At Temple University’s Demolition History

March 18, 2015  |  Vantage

Philadelphia preservationists have taken a wrecking ball to the gut in recent days, with the Boyd Theatre currently coming down and the fate of the legendary Blue Horizon sealed by the Philadelphia Historical Commission's choice to not designate its interior. Meanwhile, just up North Broad Street, Temple University is in the midst of a demolition spree, in some cases with no plans to replace what it's knocking down. Rachel Hildebrandt surveys what's been lost through almost 70 years of campus expansion > more

Burk Mansion Threatened Amidst Temple's Growth?

Burk Mansion Threatened Amidst Temple’s Growth?

March 17, 2015  |  News

Temple University has demolished six of the seven buildings it's owned on the 1500 block of North Broad Street in the past two years. Could the other, the 106-year-old Burk Mansion, be next? > more

Inquirer Investigation Suggests L&I Reforms Are Not Happening

Inquirer Investigation Suggests L&I Reforms Are Not Happening

February 23, 2015  |  Morning Blend

An “illegal demolition” in Fairmount, artists as economic drivers, admiring an Italian bank in South Philly, and esoteric street names explained > more

With East Market Stirring, Girard Square Sheds Its Skin

With East Market Stirring, Girard Square Sheds Its Skin

February 18, 2015  |  Last Light

Demolition of 1100 Market Street is entering its last phase as the block makes way for East Market, a 17 story residential tower and urban retail village that aims to transform the area into a showplace for the city. Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler went down to the site to grab these parting shots of the building and its storefronts as they quickly evaporate into memory > more

Lost Buildings Of 2014

Lost Buildings Of 2014

January 16, 2015  |  Vantage

Our annual review of significant Philadelphia buildings lost to demolition includes significant sites of gay, Jewish, and retail history along with the usual churches and industrial buildings > more