Who Wants To Move Into The Gallery?

 

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Naked Philly

  • Naked Philly “reports” that PREIT plans to turn the second and third floors of the Gallery Mall into about 100 apartment units. It seems that the firm determined that its plans to ‘turn the Gallery inside out’ could only achieve so much; the developers will take the cue of Providence, Rhode Island’s similar retrofit of The Arcade, the oldest indoor shopping mall in the US—built in 1828. “Most of the units will have two bedrooms, with a handful of one-bedroom units sprinkled in. In contrast to the Arcade, which is stressing miniature apartments, the units at the Gallery will be larger, with the one-bedroom units starting at around 500 sqft, and the two-bedroom units at 800 sqft. Because many of the apartments won’t reach any exterior walls, light wells will be used extensively to bring natural light into the apartments.” Happy April Fools!
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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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  1. I have a feeling that “living in the Gallery” thing is an April Fool’s joke, but I’ve been wrong before.

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