“Phoenix Rising” to Move to Dock Street

  • Dilworth Plaza’s “Phoenix Rising” was first unveiled in 1982, musing upon the possibilities to be offered by a post-industrial Philadelphia. With the plaza itself being reinterpreted, PlanPhilly reports that the arduous process to find a new home for the Emlen Etting piece has been settled—on Dock Street, within Dilworth’s beloved Society Hill.
  • “Is it beautiful? Are we allowed to find it poetic?” The Inquirer wonders what to make of a contorted computer keyboard, found among the rubble of ground zero a decade ago. The Penn Museum’s “Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11,” offers an mix of programs this Sunday, including an interpretation of the 1712 play Cato, a Tragedy.
  • The City Paper reports on a Fishtown bookstore, having to readjust their business model after the city prohibited them from hosting what is fast becoming their niche—events ranging from indie rock concerts to circus performances.
  • Take a look at this proposal for a subway line connecting 8th and Oregon & Ridge/Henry. While the $100 million price tag may seem modest, it’s centered mostly around the employment of the existing, abandoned tracks of the City Line.
  • The mixed legacy and promising future of Hunting Park is briefly explored by Temple’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods.


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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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