Posts Tagged ‘Market-Frankford Elevated’

Under World

Under World

July 31, 2014  |  Last Light, Photography

What's life like under the El in Kensington? There are a million answers, and here are a few of them courtesy of three street photographers > more

On 60th Street, Sowing The Seeds Of Rebirth

On 60th Street, Sowing The Seeds Of Rebirth

April 24, 2014  |  Vantage

The first decade of the 21st Century was harsh on West Philadelphia's 60th Street. As the much-needed reconstruction of the 100-year-old Market-Frankford Line dragged on, businesses closed and people left. But now, a coalition of invested neighbors have high hopes for the corridor's renaissance. Theresa Stigale meets with many of the people bringing 60th Street back to life in this photo essay > more

Chronometrical Obelisk Of Market Street: 1805-1953

Chronometrical Obelisk Of Market Street: 1805-1953

February 17, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

Last year, Hidden City asked who moved the Newkirk Viaduct Monument. And since then, we've learned that the 176-year-old sculpture might be incorporated into park plans for Bartram's Mile—at its original site at the foot of the Grays Ferry Bridge over the Schuylkill River. Just upstream, an even older monument once commemorated the first bridge at Market Street. The Shadow looks into what ever happened to it > more

In Kensington, Developers & Architects Confront The El

In Kensington, Developers & Architects Confront The El

December 19, 2013  |  Vantage

For the first time in decades, developers are building under the El. But how will they handle the many constraints--and the stigma of living "under the El?" Dan Shurley reviews a series of rather uneven new projects > more

Animal Plantation By The Market Street El

Animal Plantation By The Market Street El

May 28, 2013  |  The Shadow Knows

A plantation house by the El on the 4400 block of Market Street in West Philadelphia? The Shadow, well he knows--and here's the story > more