Original Design Of Courtyard Gates To Be Installed At City Hall

 

“The proposed gates would be replicas of gates designed for City Hall by the architect of the building, John McArthur Jr. in the late 19th century, but never fabricated of installed.” | Image courtesy of Vitella, via NewsWorks

“The proposed gates would be replicas of gates designed for City Hall by the architect of the building, John McArthur Jr. in the late 19th century, but never fabricated of installed.” | Image courtesy of Vitella, via NewsWorks

  • With production booming at the former Sunoco refinery on the Lower Schuylkill—rescued from oblivion in 2012 by Philadelphia Energy Solutions—the Daily News notes the persistence of local residents’ concerns over air pollution. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, over 70% of all toxins wafting throughout Philadelphia’s skies come from the refinery. Yet, municipal politics don’t favor remediation, as mayoral candidates see no reason to alienate the steelworkers.
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6 Comments


  1. When it comes to making money or citizens being able to breath……guess who wins!?!

  2. Proving once again the City of Philadelphia has way too much money and time on its hands.

  3. The gates are beautiful. What an amazing change they will make!

  4. The gates are amazing!

  5. It may seem we have better things to spend money on, but the chain link gates have been a serious embarrassment to the city since they were added. I am delighted they will be replaced.

  6. Along with Dilworth Park and the north apron renovations, these gates will contribute to the dignity and beauty of City Hall.

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