Posts Tagged ‘demolition’

Permit And Postponement Put Jewelers Row In Urgent Jeopardy

Permit And Postponement Put Jewelers Row In Urgent Jeopardy

November 10, 2016  |  News

Historical Commission shelves voting on nominations for 704 and 706-08 Sansom Street on Jewelers Row for 90 days. Michael Bixler reports > more

Committee Recommends Jewelers Row Buildings For Designation

Committee Recommends Jewelers Row Buildings For Designation

October 21, 2016  |  News

Temporary relief today in the fight to save two historic properties on Jewelers Row from demolition and residential development. Michael Bixler reports > more

A Solution To Preservation Crisis: Compromise And Flexibility

A Solution To Preservation Crisis: Compromise And Flexibility

October 13, 2016  |  Soapbox

Philadelphia lacks a clear vision for historic preservation, leaving the protocols in place cumbersome and largely ineffective. Contributor Oscar Beisert believes it's time to rethink our approach with solutions that increase the legal protection of historic buildings while accommodating new development > more

The Crisis On Jewelers Row: Mayor Kenney We Need You

The Crisis On Jewelers Row: Mayor Kenney We Need You

September 27, 2016  |  Soapbox

The tools are in hand to stop Toll Brothers' tower (and get it built somewhere else), architectural historian and preservation professor Aaron Wunsch argues. Can Jim Kenney deliver? > more

On Jewelers Row, Tracing The Origins Of 702-710 Sansom Street

On Jewelers Row, Tracing The Origins Of 702-710 Sansom Street

August 31, 2016  |  Vantage

On the 700 block of Jewelers Row, Helen Gassman and Karly Kessler bring the history of the five buildings currently threatened by demolition into view > more