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Learning From The Piazza At Broad & Washington

Learning From The Piazza At Broad & Washington

March 23, 2016  |  Vantage

In defending his plans for developing the northeast corner of Broad & Washington with a tower-and-elevated-village scheme, Bart Blatstein has pointed to The Piazza at Schmidt's as a successful model. Kim Bernardin considers whether following that model is a good idea > more

The Blum Come Down

The Blum Come Down

March 21, 2016  |  Vantage

Saturday's implosion of seventeen buildings, including two towers, marked the ceremonious end of the Philadelphia Housing Authority's Norman Blumberg Apartments. Brad Maule's photo essay takes us through its final moments > more

Photographer Captures The Evolution Of Ruins With <em>4 Years/40 Walls</em>

Photographer Captures The Evolution Of Ruins With 4 Years/40 Walls

March 17, 2016  |  Vantage

At the abandoned Spring Garden School No.1, vacant classrooms shape shift into kinetic, visual organisms. Photographer and longtime urban explorer John Bendel records the process with his series 4 Years/40 Walls > more

Still Advancing The Goals Of The

Still Advancing The Goals Of The “New Century”

March 11, 2016  |  Vantage

New Century Trust, a 130-year old women’s non-profit, still carries the torch for women's economic, educational, and social improvement inside their original headquarters on Locust Street. In celebration of Women's History Month, contributor Karen Chernick has this profile on the groundbreaking organization and their late 19th century townhouse > more

World Heritage City? Not Exactly

World Heritage City? Not Exactly

March 9, 2016  |  News, Vantage

Reporter Ryan Briggs parses the meaning of the recent inclusion of Philadelphia in the “Organization of World Heritage Cities” and has a look at what it might mean for historic preservation > more