Posts Tagged ‘Benjamin Franklin Parkway’

A City Of Music Now--And Then

A City Of Music Now–And Then

August 29, 2013  |  History

With Made in America intended to stamp Philly a "city of music," Harry K dips into his Encyclopedia to uncover an ambitious city project: the early 1930s Municipal Bureau of Music--and its short-lived but widespread impact on Philadelphians > more

Dreamtime In The Possible City

Dreamtime In The Possible City

July 25, 2013  |  Art & Design

With the weather changing as it was last night, Nathaniel Popkin finds himself traveling--much farther than the confines of Center City > more

The Power Plant Previously At Paine's Park

The Power Plant Previously At Paine’s Park

June 3, 2013  |  History

Harry K gives us the history of the Paine's Park site, once an industrial area along the Schuylkill River's eastern bank that was filled with manufacturing facilities, including the electrical generating plant of the Hestonville, Mantua & Fairmount Passenger Railway, later taken over by the Philadelphia Electric Company > more

Diana Of The Tower

Diana Of The Tower

May 28, 2013  |  History

Though not as mysterious as the long lost Indian Pole, the figure of Diana has been watching the entranceway of the Philadelphia Museum of Art from her perch above the Great Stair Hall for the past eighty years. Harry K tells the story of the statue that got away from New York > more

Parking On Eakins Oval To Go Finally In Parkway Shift

Parking On Eakins Oval To Go Finally In Parkway Shift

February 5, 2013  |  Art & Design

Will small interventions add up? Four underutilized public spaces to be transformed according to a new plan unveiled last night. Yesterday Greg Meckstroth caught up with parks commissioner Michael DiBerardinis for insight into the plan, which was unveiled last night > more