Posts Tagged ‘grid’

Off The Grid: Exploring Fragments Of Philly's Lost Roadways

Off The Grid: Exploring Fragments Of Philly’s Lost Roadways

July 28, 2017  |  Vantage

Why does Moyamensing Avenue run diagonal? What's up with all of those funky intersections along Ridge Avenue? Contributor Tony Aiello tracks down traces of our street system from a time before the city's grid > 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

Even Accidental Geography May Be

Even Accidental Geography May Be “Destiny”

October 31, 2012  |  Possible City

Philadelphia was largely spared by Sandy, while its erstwhile neighbor to the north was not. Does this have something to do with urban geography? > more

Phillyhenge, Or The City As Sundial

Phillyhenge, Or The City As Sundial

September 5, 2012  |  Vantage

Tonight at 7:24, the sunset will align with the city's street grid. It's a phenomenon called "henge," for Stonehenge, and it happens several times a year. Michael Burlando explains > more

The Other Grid At 200

The Other Grid At 200

January 4, 2012  |  Possible City

Our grid a compromise with nature, New York's "obliteration," and a "creative template" > more