Posts Tagged ‘ViaductGreene’

Questions, Possibilities As City Branch Park Planning Advances

Questions, Possibilities As City Branch Park Planning Advances

November 19, 2012  |  Vantage

Design for a proposed park along the submerged City Branch railroad is pushing "continuity and connectivity," along with a bold entrance in front of the School District headquarters on North Broad Street. We have insight on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead > more

Origins Of The City Branch? Canal, Natural & Man-Made

Origins Of The City Branch? Canal, Natural & Man-Made

June 11, 2012  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

How did the City Branch subway rail line come to be located where along this corridor anyway? The answer, according to Harry K's Philadelphia Encyclopedia, lies in natural history: it connects the narrowest points between the rivers > more

What To Do With The City Branch: Return It To Transit As Light Rail

What To Do With The City Branch: Return It To Transit As Light Rail

June 8, 2012  |  Soapbox

With planning to begin on the underground City Branch railroad connecting to the Reading Viaduct, we asked our contributor Stephen Stofka to provide an alternate vision for light rail extending from the heart of Center City to Fairmount Park and beyond. He says it could cost a fraction of the cost of green space and is practically "shovel ready" > more

What To Do With The City Branch: Make It Part Of A 3 Mile Linear Park and Non-Motorized Transitway

What To Do With The City Branch: Make It Part Of A 3 Mile Linear Park and Non-Motorized Transitway

June 8, 2012  |  Soapbox

With planning to begin on the underground City Branch railroad connecting to the Reading Viaduct, we asked Paul vanMeter of ViaductGreene to present his vision for turning the railbed into a linear park--a search for authenticity and connectivity in the changing city > more

Reading Removing Viaduct Rails

Reading Removing Viaduct Rails

March 22, 2012  |  Buzz

Spontaneous landscape being bulldozed as negotiations between the City and the Reading Company continue. Despite the surprise removal, advocates seem more confident than ever in the short and long-term prospects for an elevated-submerged park > more