Drexel To Overhaul And Expand Quadrangle



Solarium and an extended entrance to the Korman Center | Rendering: Drexel University

  • Property discusses Drexel University’s recently announced plan to renovate the admittedly outdated Quadrangle, its chief open space on campus. Billed as a way to better connect Market with Chestnut, the project “looks to transform multiple spaces and entry points in order to create that centralized meeting place. A new two-story glass solarium to the main entrance of the Korman Center will expand out into the newly formed Quadrangle area and incorporate a student lounge with a second floor classroom space.” The $16 million project will be ready for the Fall 2017 semester.
  • On Tuesday a panel discussion organized by CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Philadelphia will consider what the Greater Philadelphia region must do to bolster its infrastructure if it is to continue profiting from transoceanic shipping. Spoiler: terminals will need better connections—both asphalt and rail—and additional distribution center would need to be built in order to handle the increased volume of trade. To register for the event at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel (201 North 17th Street), visit CREW’s site HERE.
  • The Elfreth’s Alley Association, the stewardship nonprofit of the oldest continually inhabited street in America, will host its annual Fete Day on June 6. Residents will guide tours of these rickety, working-class homes, and features music, book signings, colonial crafts, and demonstrations. To purchase tickets, click HERE.
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