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
Philly Schools Offer Lessons in Architecture. Can We Pass the Preservation Test?
Philadelphia’s public school stock is an incredible melange of architectural styles and eras. With only four schools legally protected by the local historical register, not much stands in the way of developers opting for demolition over reuse. Contributor Ben Leech raises a red flag with this call for a reexamination of district policy and a citywide preservation intervention