A Look At Work On I-95

  • PlanPhilly updates us on PennDOT’s “I-95 Revive” project, now focusing in moving stretches of Delaware Avenue and Richmond Street in part of the GR1 (Girard Ave, Section 1) portion of the Port Richmond section of the highway.
  • The Inquirer anticipates a boost in the port economy as the military’s looming withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan means more cargo coming to Philadelphia’s shores.
  • The Daily Pennsylvanian’s Samantha Sharf reevaluates Eero Saarinen’s (who also designed St. Louis’ Gateway Arch) Hill College House. Sharf maintains that the building, long regarded as bombastic and ugly among Penn students, offers an intimacy bolstered by its consideration of its natural space.
  • Penn’s Kelly Writers House will host Kristina Ford, renowned urban planner from New Orleans. She will discuss her book The Trouble With City Planning: What New Orleans Can Teach Us, which Books and Culture has called “one of the best urban planning texts to come off the presses in the past decade.” Tomorrow, November 10, at 6PM.
  • The City Planning Commission has scheduled two community-input meetings regarding Germantown’s Chelten Avenue (from Morris to Baynton streets). As both meetings are similar, one needs only attend one. Newsworks has the times HERE.
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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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