Posts Tagged ‘maritime’

Historic Maritime Landmark Under Threat After Construction Mishap

Historic Maritime Landmark Under Threat After Construction Mishap

August 15, 2019  |  Uncategorized

Deferred maintenance and a construction error endangers Edward Corner warehouse, one of the waterfront's last prominent reminders of Philadelphia's shipping history. Starr Herr Cardillo has the details > more

Cherry Street Pier Raises The Bar For Dynamic Public Space

Cherry Street Pier Raises The Bar For Dynamic Public Space

October 19, 2018  |  Art & Design

Cherry Street Pier is officially open for business. The 99-year-old maritime warehouse blends a public park with artist studios, food vendors, a beer garden, and incredible views of the Delaware River. Michael Bixler gives us a look inside > more

Rediscovering The Dead Fleet Of The Delaware River

Rediscovering The Dead Fleet Of The Delaware River

May 23, 2017  |  History

The ships of the "Dead Fleet" at Pier 78 rise at low tide from their watery graves in the Delaware River. It's a curious sight, recalling a time when the riverbanks thrummed with a booming maritime industry. Philadelphia shipping historian Robert McNulty takes us on a salty voyage to uncover the backstory of South Philadelphia's ghost ship graveyard > more

Delaware Ave Development Proposal Puts Maritime Supply Warehouse In A Corner

Delaware Ave Development Proposal Puts Maritime Supply Warehouse In A Corner

April 17, 2015  |  Preservation

Time bought for the former Edward Corner Marine Merchandize Warehouse in a zoning meeting Wednesday night. Fishtown neighbors shot down developer Michael Samschick's large-scale mixed-use proposals for the three adjoining lots along Delaware Avenue. Contributor Stephen Stofka was there and has a few take-away recommendations for a less sprawling, more conscientious treatment of the blocks > more

Philadelphia Afloat

Philadelphia Afloat

September 16, 2011  |  Photography, Uncategorized

Steven Ujifusa captured a confluence of antique ships docked on the Delaware waterfront yesterday, which makes them part of Philadelphia as far as we're concerned, even though technically they were suspended above riverbed belonging to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania > more