It’s 2015, So Just How Green Is Philly?

 

"Mayor Michael Nutter places a plant into the roof of the Free Library of Philadelphia during a ceremony in 2008." | Photo: Matt Rourke, for the Associated Press, via NewsWorks

“Mayor Michael Nutter places a plant into the roof of the Free Library of Philadelphia during a ceremony in 2008.” | Photo: Matt Rourke, for the Associated Press, via NewsWorks

  • Just north of Washington Square, the Curtis Center will get a $125 million makeover–its first in 35 years–Philly.com says. Currently an office building, the western half of upstair floors will soon offer 55-units of luxury apartments, while the 30,000-square-feet of ground floor space will provide room for seven retail ventures, including a restaurant, bar, gym, coffee shop, and spa. The lobby will have several alterations, but thankfully Maxfield Parrish’s famed Tiffany mosaic The Dream Garden is here to stay. 
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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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