Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvania Convention Center’

The National Parks: America's Best In Show

The National Parks: America’s Best In Show

March 7, 2016  |  Art & Design

To celebrate the National Park Service's 100th anniversary, the Philadelphia Flower Show—its 188th—brings the country's greatest natural treasures together under one roof. Park enthusiast Brad Maule laces up his boots and hits the Flower Show trail > more

Across From Flower Show, A Building Built By Flowers Blooms Again

Across From Flower Show, A Building Built By Flowers Blooms Again

February 29, 2016  |  Architecture

The history of the Niessen Building is a classic Philadelphia story. Its halcyon days were spent as the headquarters for a cut flower wholesaler, but the building fell on hard times as the neighborhood unraveled in the 1980s. The stately reinforced concrete building was saved from continued humiliation when it was remodeled for a hotel in 2007. The Shadow checks in at 12th and Race > more

The Flower Show Makes A Lot Of Scents

The Flower Show Makes A Lot Of Scents

March 11, 2014  |  Uncategorized

After a walk around its perimeter made him realize the Convention Center stinks, Brad Maule couldn't have enjoyed the smell of the 2014 Flower Show any better. His photo essay from Articulture this way > more

Expanded Convention Center: Economic Failure, Urbanist's Nightmare

Expanded Convention Center: Economic Failure, Urbanist’s Nightmare

March 10, 2014  |  Urbanism

After a visit to the Flower Show, Brad Maule reflects on the frustratingly poor urban design of the $780M Pennsylvania Convention Center expansion, including the many missteps and missed opportunities > more

Painfully Ugly, But Does It Matter?

Painfully Ugly, But Does It Matter?

August 8, 2013  |  Architecture

Everyone knows the city's new hotel, a Home2 Suites at 12th and Arch, is an architectural mess. Do other factors make up for it? Nathaniel Popkin explores the corporate mindset (and gets kicked out of the hotel doing it) > more