Penn’s “Robot-Friendly Environment” Across The Schuylkill

 

“A dramatic triangle distinguishes the entrance to the Pennovation building.“ | Photo: Michael Moran, for The Inquirer

“A dramatic triangle distinguishes the entrance to the Pennovation building.“ | Photo: Michael Moran, for The Inquirer

  • The Philadelphia Art Commission enthusiastically approved on Wednesday local artist Ben Volta’s historically minded design for the ($17,500) Percent for Art component of the Tacony branch Carnegie library (1906)’s ongoing renovation work, says Plan Philly’s Ashley Hahn. “Diligence,” with airy, monochrome evocations of the neighborhood’s manufacturing past, will grant library patrons a “sense of evaporated history condensed on the walls,” Volta told commissioners.
  • A bill implementing necessary zoning upgrades (industrial to CMX-5) at 30th & JFK for Drexel University and Brandywine Realty’s planned $3.5 billion Schuylkill Yards mixed-use project was introduced this week in City Council, reports the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni.
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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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