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New 40th Street Trolley Portal Design Dull On Arrival

New 40th Street Trolley Portal Design Dull On Arrival

March 19, 2018  |  Vantage

University City District's beautification of the 40th Street Trolley Portal was high on concept, but appears to have fumbled on delivery. Contributor Ann de Forest has the full review > more

Remembering Philly's 1967 School Walkout & The Attack On Teen Activism

Remembering Philly’s 1967 School Walkout & The Attack On Teen Activism

March 13, 2018  |  Vantage

On the eve of the national student walkout honoring the victims of the Parkland shooting, Michael Bixler takes a look back at November 17, 1967 when teenage activists demonstrating for equal rights became the target of a violent police attack > more

Frances Anne Wister: Philadelphia’s Patron Saint of Historic Preservation

Frances Anne Wister: Philadelphia’s Patron Saint of Historic Preservation

March 5, 2018  |  Vantage

In honor of Women's History Month, Mickey Herr pays tribute to Frances Anne Wister, Philadelphia's first historic preservation activist > more

Repeating History In Old City After Chestnut Street Fire

Repeating History In Old City After Chestnut Street Fire

March 1, 2018  |  Vantage

Tyler Putman takes a look at the recent fire that ravaged 239 Chestnut Street and its long-gone neighbor the Jayne Building, a mid-19th century skyscraper that suffered a similar fate > more

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With Philly At “Turning Point” Redevelopment Authority Sharpens Its Focus

February 28, 2018  |  Vantage

Hidden City connects with Redevelopment Authority director Gregory Heller on his vision for the agency's role in Philadelphia's growth > more