Posts Tagged ‘demolition’

The Life And Death Of Callowhill

The Life And Death Of Callowhill

February 10, 2016  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Callowhill Street is now a two-way from 2nd Street to Columbus Boulevard, changing the one-way east-heading regulation that has been in place since I-95 was built. Harry K connects the new ordinance with the salty history and sad ending of the surrounding neighborhood > more

The Long Death And Rebirth Of The National

The Long Death And Rebirth Of The National

February 1, 2016  |  News

Discerning passersby were startled along Second and Arch Streets last week when they noticed the historically designated National Products Building, famous for its orange midcentury tiles, coming down by the wrecking ball. But, Brad Maule writes after a visit to the Historical Commission, the façade will be "fully and faithfully" reconstructed > more

Whitman’s Chocolates Building Bids A Bittersweet Farewell

Whitman’s Chocolates Building Bids A Bittersweet Farewell

January 25, 2016  |  Vantage

With little consideration or consternation, the last remaining facility of Philadelphia's own Whitman's Chocolates has been approved for demolition. Contributor Oscar Beisert has the history of the famous confectioner's production site at 5th and Race and the details on how buildings protected in historic districts can sometimes be hastily brushed aside > more

Lost Buildings Of 2015

Lost Buildings Of 2015

January 4, 2016  |  Vantage

As Philadelphia heads into a wide open year with a new administration at the helm of the city, Hidden City takes one last look at 2015. Our fifth annual Lost Buildings list is presented here by Daily co-editor Brad Maule > more

Preservation Still A Question As Developer Releases Preliminary Plans For 1911 Walnut

Preservation Still A Question As Developer Releases Preliminary Plans For 1911 Walnut

December 15, 2015  |  News

New plans for developing Rittenhouse Square's long empty lot on Walnut Street have emerged, while the fate of three historic buildings on the 1900 block of Sansom Street still hang in the balance. Stephen Stofka reports > more