Posts Tagged ‘Paul Cret’

Reaching For The Heavens At Cret's Tower Of Chimes

Reaching For The Heavens At Cret’s Tower Of Chimes

May 26, 2017  |  Vantage

Turn a corner in Philadelphia and you will eventually run into a building or bridge designed by Paul Phillipe Cret. Celebrated for his broad, arched infrastructure and Neoclassical landmarks, not much is discussed of his cemetery architecture. Contributor Brian Horne takes a trip out to Montgomery County where a 172-foot tower designed by Cret sends a memorial park reaching towards the sky > more

Life Anew For The Living Collections At The Barnes

Life Anew For The Living Collections At The Barnes

August 8, 2014  |  Vantage

When the Barnes Foundation moved to the Ben Franklin Parkway, they recreated the galleries Albert Barnes crafted to a T. But the Barnes' living collections—the trees and gardens that his wife Laura crafted to enhance the total Barnes Foundation experience—were immovable. Two years after the art's relocation, the gorgeous 12-acre Barnes Arboretum is open to the public in a way it never was before > more

The Unbuilt Vision For A Grand Cathedral Road

The Unbuilt Vision For A Grand Cathedral Road

June 5, 2014  |  Vantage

Like so many cities, Philadelphia had such grand postwar visions for urban renewal that only a fraction of them were built—thankfully. Among the unbuilt visions was a grand boulevard that would have linked the Main Line and Chestnut Hill—across new bridges over the Schuylkill and the Wissahickon. Brad Maule explores what might have been on Cathedral Road > more

80 Years Old, University Avenue Bridge Finds Itself At The Center Of The Action

80 Years Old, University Avenue Bridge Finds Itself At The Center Of The Action

June 15, 2012  |  Vantage

New contributor Shadowbat puts the focus on the Art Deco University Avenue Bridge, what could be a key to linking medical research facilities on both sides of the Schuylkill and with some better lighting and improvements a pleasing element of the expanding world of the Schuylkill Banks > more

Back To The Future

Back To The Future

April 30, 2012  |  Last Light

OK, we figured you might not believe that Philly is a great city for Art Deco architecture, so we sent Laura Kicey to shoot some of the most stunning examples around town > more