Posts Tagged ‘Urban Renewal’

Digging Up Vine Street In Search Of Old Skid Row

Digging Up Vine Street In Search Of Old Skid Row

April 26, 2017  |  Vantage

Public health scholar Steve Metraux exhumes the heart of Philadelphia's Skid Row, buried under the Vine Street Expressway by the hands of urban renewal. > more

On Preserving Bacon’s Neighborhood

On Preserving Bacon’s Neighborhood

November 7, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Thoughts on saving the inauthentic authenticity of Society Hill; water main breaks, again, in East Falls; and Southwark Elementary to hatch dragon schoolyard design > more

A Look At Temple University's Demolition History

A Look At Temple University’s Demolition History

March 18, 2015  |  Vantage

Philadelphia preservationists have taken a wrecking ball to the gut in recent days, with the Boyd Theatre currently coming down and the fate of the legendary Blue Horizon sealed by the Philadelphia Historical Commission's choice to not designate its interior. Meanwhile, just up North Broad Street, Temple University is in the midst of a demolition spree, in some cases with no plans to replace what it's knocking down. Rachel Hildebrandt surveys what's been lost through almost 70 years of campus expansion > more

Rohm And Haas: The Plexiglas Palace At 50

Rohm And Haas: The Plexiglas Palace At 50

May 28, 2014  |  Vantage

At its annual achievement awards ceremony next week, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia will recognize the Rohm & Haas Building for its 50th anniversary. Brad Maule explores how a collaboration designing the project—the first new building on Independence Mall—resulted in one of the largest multidisciplinary firms in the country > more

It Started With Bananas

It Started With Bananas

May 20, 2014  |  Behind the Facade

Over a century since its founding on Dock Street, this legacy Philadelphia fruit importer is still expanding. Nic Esposito goes behind the facade for the story of banana king M. Levin and Company > more