Posts Tagged ‘Boyd Theater’

Saving A Facade Is Not Historic Preservation

Saving A Facade Is Not Historic Preservation

August 23, 2018  |  Soapbox

Facadism is on the rise in Philadelphia and it ain't pretty. In this op-ed Starr Herr-Cardillo says the practice has the power to confuse compromise with real historic preservation > more

Cecil Baker And The Redemption Of 1900 Chestnut Street

Cecil Baker And The Redemption Of 1900 Chestnut Street

January 15, 2016  |  Vantage

Design-wise, plans for the Boyd Theater site at 1900 Chestnut Street has been doomed from the get-go. Pearl Properties' first architect for the project, Eimer Architects, couldn't deliver a quality blueprint to match the prime Center City site. Enter Cecil Baker + Partners. With thoughtful consideration to neighborhood stakeholders and a mind for smart urbanism, Baker's redesign sets plans for the the site right. Contributor Stephen Stofka has this Q&A with the architect who picked up the pieces and saved the project from a deadlock > more

Pearl Properties Goes Back Before The Historical Commission With Boyd Revisions

Pearl Properties Goes Back Before The Historical Commission With Boyd Revisions

June 11, 2015  |  Buzz

Pearl Properties goes before the Historical Commission tomorrow with new plans for the 1900 block of Chestnut Street. The developer's first pass with project designs that replace all but the Boyd Theater's façade and lobby was unanimously rejected by the Architectural Committee in May. > more

Design And Density Problems Plague Boyd Project

Design And Density Problems Plague Boyd Project

May 29, 2015  |  Developing Challenges, Vantage

Pearl Properties' latest plans for 1900 Chestnut Street and the Boyd Theater were unanimously voted down on Tuesday by the Architecture Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission amid a room full of applause. Contributor and in-house urbanist Stephen Stofka takes a look at the unsavory design and where the firm keeps getting it wrong > more

Demolition Of Boyd Auditorium Imminent, Though Lobby And Hall Will Stay

Demolition Of Boyd Auditorium Imminent, Though Lobby And Hall Will Stay

March 12, 2015  |  News

Demolition stickers signal the end of the Boyd Theater's grand Art Deco auditorium and a lost opportunity to preserve Philadelphia's last remaining movie palace > more