Posts Tagged ‘modernism’

Eero Saarinen’s Hill College House Fortified With $80M In Renovations

Eero Saarinen’s Hill College House Fortified With $80M In Renovations

August 29, 2017  |  News

Ann de Forest takes us inside Hill College House, a Mid-Century take on Medieval fortification designed by Modernist master architect Eero Saarinen. The dormitory at Penn recently reopened after $80M in engineering upgrades and interior renovations > more

When Modernism Took A Pew At St. Francis De Sales

When Modernism Took A Pew At St. Francis De Sales

June 12, 2015  |  Vantage

St. Francis de Sales church on 47th and Springfield broke from tradition in the late 1960's when former pastor Father John McNamee hired Venturi Scott Brown to re-conceptualize the sanctuary's altar with a dramatic Modern design. The experiment was too radical for most and was taken down within a year. Dan Papa has the background on the controversial project and gives an exclusive look inside the stunning sacred space > more

One South Broad, Now With ¼ Less PNB

One South Broad, Now With ¼ Less PNB

August 18, 2014  |  Buzz

Unexpected delays in removing the giant "PNB" letters atop One South Broad frustrated workers hoping to finish the job Sunday and caused major traffic headaches into the afternoon. Brad Maule dusts off the significance of the letters, which have stood atop the 28-story tower since 1956 > more

City Shouldn't Sell Visitor's Center Short

City Shouldn’t Sell Visitor’s Center Short

February 14, 2014  |  Soapbox

This week, Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke agreed on J.F.K. Plaza redevelopment guidelines that left the fate of the flying saucer-shaped Visitor's Center up in the air. Preservation Alliance Advocacy Director Ben Leech argues that this flamboyant modernist structure is worth keeping > more

Evolution And Influence At Penn's Hill College House

Evolution And Influence At Penn’s Hill College House

January 22, 2014  |  Vantage

St. Louis got the Gateway Arch. New York got the TWA Flight Center and DC got Dulles. But Philadelphia? Eero Saarinen gave us the challenging Hill College House at Penn. Fátima Olivieri examines the influence of the modernist's 1960 women's dormitory, now a coed facility > more