More Bricks for G-Ho

  • NakedPhilly is unimpressed by Toll Bros.’ redesign of their G-Ho development at 24th Street, between South & Bainbridge. They would like to see more street interaction, namely the encouragement of more commercial space, fostering an exchange between condo and pedestrian.
  • The Business Journal‘s Natalie Kostelni marks the 50th anniversary of BLTa, the architectural firm responsible for Symphony House and the Gallery. A photo essay included.
  • prepares for next Wednesday’s noon public opening of the 30th Street Station plaza, at which point its name—chosen from thousands of public suggestions—will finally be revealed.
  • Selling underused schools will produce no windfall for the cash-strapped School District, reports the Notebook. “This is not a panacea to cure all the ills of a school district,” says Larry Eichel, the project director of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative, which conducted the study of six cities nationwide.
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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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