Posts Tagged ‘Center City Residents Association’

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

Center City Churches Open Their Doors For Sacred Spaces Tour

Center City Churches Open Their Doors For Sacred Spaces Tour

December 12, 2014  |  Buzz

This Sunday, thirteen historic Center City churches will open their doors to the public for free, self-guided tours > more

Paced For Growth At 1900 Chestnut

Paced For Growth At 1900 Chestnut

May 8, 2014  |  Vantage

Whether a 26-story tower ultimately rises from it or not, the understated three-story Art Deco building at 19th & Chestnut will remain a testament to local Civil Rights. Brad Maule dips into the history of 1900 Chestnut, which pathbreaking lawyer Raymond Pace Alexander built in 1935 because no one would lease modern space suitable for his growing African American law firm > more

Center City Residents To Voice Opinion On Proposed Schuylkill Riverfront Tower Tonight

Center City Residents To Voice Opinion On Proposed Schuylkill Riverfront Tower Tonight

August 13, 2013  |  Buzz

With the proposed 21-story One Riverside Park, Dranoff Properties has the potential to redeem itself for Symphony House and provide Philadelphia with a 21st Century riverfront architectural icon. Not all Center City residents, however, are very excited about it > more

Restoration Of 30th Street Post Office Wins Award

Restoration Of 30th Street Post Office Wins Award

October 31, 2012  |  Morning Blend

The new IRS HQ at 30th Street honored in Spokane, CHOP's plans for Ambulatory Care Center highrise, Center City Residents Association thinking long-term, and Hurricane Sandy (largely) spares Philly Schools > more