Chestnut Hill To Include Modernist Buildings In Historical District

 

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"The Esherick House designed by Louis Kahn. Located at 204 Sunrise Lane, in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, about a block from Pastorious Park" | Photo: Smallbones, via Wikipedia

“The Esherick House designed by Louis Kahn. Located at 204 Sunrise Lane, in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, about a block from Pastorious Park” | Photo: Smallbones, via Wikipedia

  • The ever-looming demise of the S.S. United States, widely reported during the last month, has been stalled for at least another year, notes The New York Times, thanks to $600,000 in donations from across the globe. The the S.S. United States Conservancy, spurning three offers to melt the ocean-liner down for its aluminum, says it will press ahead with its redevelopment plans.
  • NewsWorks Tonight’s Dave Heller sits down with Margaret Carney, Temple University Associate Vice President and Architect, to discuss the North Philly school’s landscape master plan—Verdant Temple—which will open up its campus center with the creation of a quad that will grant visual prominence to President Neil Theobald’s planned state-of-the-art library. When asked about the state of the university’s relations with its neighboring communities, Carney diplomatically responds with “mixed,” yet continues that the any future meetings about Theobald’s quest for a stadium at Broad & Norris “can only be good.”
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