Posts Tagged ‘industrial architecture’

The Newest Part Of The Oldest Theater

The Newest Part Of The Oldest Theater

March 17, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

The Walnut Street Theatre famously bills itself as the oldest in America, operating continuously since 1809. But its official address is actually next door at 825 Walnut, whose much younger history The Shadow Knows > more

A Douredoure Situation

A Douredoure Situation

February 4, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

All the world's a stage, and all the Market Street buildings merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one building in its time plays many parts. The Shadow knows all the acts of the Douredoure Building at 2324 Market > more

The Other Kahn

The Other Kahn

January 14, 2014  |  Vantage

Pragmatic, client-oriented, industrial: the architect Kahn. Wait, huh? Christopher Dougherty explores the work of the other Kahn, Detroit's Albert Kahn, who designed powerhouse buildings for the Ford and Packard Motor Companies on North Broad Street > more

A Long Battery Life On North Philly's Allegheny Avenue

A Long Battery Life On North Philly’s Allegheny Avenue

January 6, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

One of the simple joys in Philadelphia comes from City Hall's observation deck, where one can follow Broad Street north all the way to Cheltenham in a really straight line. But look a little to the left in North Philly and you'll see a massive, eight-story, red, white, and blue building. The Shadow opens up his storage unit to find the history of the old Electric Storage Battery Company factory > more

In Kensington, Developers & Architects Confront The El

In Kensington, Developers & Architects Confront The El

December 19, 2013  |  Vantage

For the first time in decades, developers are building under the El. But how will they handle the many constraints--and the stigma of living "under the El?" Dan Shurley reviews a series of rather uneven new projects > more