Posts Tagged ‘Rittenhouse Square’

Design And Density Problems Plague Boyd Project

Design And Density Problems Plague Boyd Project

May 29, 2015  |  Developing Challenges, Vantage

Pearl Properties' latest plans for 1900 Chestnut Street and the Boyd Theater were unanimously voted down on Tuesday by the Architecture Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission amid a room full of applause. Contributor and in-house urbanist Stephen Stofka takes a look at the unsavory design and where the firm keeps getting it wrong > more

Replacing The Boyd

Replacing The Boyd

May 20, 2015  |  News

As the Boyd Theatre's demolition crawls along, plans for its replacement, along with redevelopment of 1900 Chestnut Street, go to the Historical Commission on Tuesday for final approval. Brad Maule reports > more

For Whom The Bells Toll: The People Vs. Saint Mark's Episcopal

For Whom The Bells Toll: The People Vs. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

April 10, 2015  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The bright, recently-installed LED sign on top of the Lit Brothers building is already firing up disapproval among local residents. Harry K. says the conflict is nothing compared to the bell ringing quarrel of 1876, when half the city appeared to be involved in silencing the bells of Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Rittenhouse Square > more

PPA To Beautify A “Terrible Street” By This Summer

PPA To Beautify A “Terrible Street” By This Summer

February 5, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A $28 million project for a Center City parking garage, demo permit filed on Mt Sinai, renewed interest in redeveloping Rittenhouse Square lot, PHS considers placement of pocket parks in South Philly, why some architectural jawns matter, and non profit helps school reopen library > more

Can't Top This: Munitions Gals And Jazz Joints In Rittenhouse Square

Can’t Top This: Munitions Gals And Jazz Joints In Rittenhouse Square

December 1, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

From YWCA boarding house to jazz bar to day spa, The Shadow gives a full salute to the many lives of this unassuming Rittenhouse relic from the Great War > more