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Brandywine Realty Trust's FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, now nearing completion.

Brandywine Realty Trust’s FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, expected to be complete this year.

  • Starting in late August, the William Penn statue atop City Hall will be treated to a $250,000 restoration, reports Julia Terruso. With this 4th cleaning since the 1980s, conservators will wash the 37-foot tall bronze figure, patch any areas of corrosion, and apply a layer of protective wax. “We think of this sculpture as sort of the iconic piece in the city,” said Margot Berg, the city’s public art director. “It’s very symbolic for Philadelphia, and it’s important for us to maintain so visitors and residents for generations to come are able to enjoy seeing the piece and visiting the observation deck and looking up at him.”
  • The prospective redevelopers of 142 North Broad Street will go in front of the Zoning Board today to present a more modest design for that building (between the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and a Parkway Garage) than the previous iteration that was denied in July. Now, says Naked Philly, BLT Architects’ plans allow for 101 units rather than 116, and no 3-foot digital sign.
  • The mayor’s office related some of what it plans to buy with the $43 million federal security grant for the Democratic National Convention in July. According to the Associated Press, “the initial spending plan includes more than $8 million for personnel; more than $9.6 million for supplies like batteries for smartphones and motorcycle helmets; and $7.7 million for bigger equipment purchases, including 800 megahertz public safety radios.”
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