Philly’s Habit For “Space Saving” Now An Art Form

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  • Next American City explores the curious Philadelphia phenomenon of “space saving,” or the (illegal) act reserving one’s parking spot. Now, some in the city have decided to make an art of it. Artist Benjamin Monette’s describes his piece Territory as representing “the eternal struggle between rational human thought and our more beastly instincts.”
  • The Daily Pennsylvanian reviews the collaboration between Penn and Drexel in developing independent master plans for the adjacent universities, each hoping to expand and better connect with surrounding neighborhoods.
  • The Art Commission has approved plans for an additional floor to the Family Court Building currently under construction, as well as the use of more glass in the designs for the Dilworth Plaza subway concourse.
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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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