Posts Tagged ‘public spaces’

The Spark And Influence of City Visions 30 Years Later

The Spark And Influence of City Visions 30 Years Later

September 2, 2016  |  Art & Design

In 1986, design competition City Visions challenged contestants to build a better Philadelphia. No idea was too big or too small and all was encouraged to enter. On the competition's anniversary Contributor Ann de Forest takes a look back and finds a spirit of innovation akin to the city's current approach to urban design solutions > more

New Pedestrian Entrance At Laurel Hill Cemetery To Grant Access From Schuylkill River Trail

New Pedestrian Entrance At Laurel Hill Cemetery To Grant Access From Schuylkill River Trail

June 1, 2015  |  Urbanism

A new entrance to Laurel Hill Cemetery is in the works that will transform how pedestrians and cyclists access the historic burial garden from the Schuylkill River Trail. The gateway adds another green attraction to the city's growing web of interconnected public spaces > more

Cryptoporticus Exposed: Tunnels Beneath Woodlands Mansion Bare All

Cryptoporticus Exposed: Tunnels Beneath Woodlands Mansion Bare All

January 28, 2015  |  Architecture

Cryptoportiwho? Michael Bixler went urban spelunking inside the network of service tunnels that lie beneath Hamilton's Mansion with Woodlands Cemetery executive director Jessica Baumert. Open to the elements after more than a century, the subterranean passageways are currently undergoing major structural restoration > more

A Peek Into Penn's Landing's Future

A Peek Into Penn’s Landing’s Future

October 16, 2013  |  Urbanism

DRWC and Hargreaves pulled the curtain on the first phase of designing a better, bolder Penn's Landing last night. Brad Maule draws highlights in this report > more

Premiering Penn's Landing's Next Generation

Premiering Penn’s Landing’s Next Generation

October 15, 2013  |  Urbanism

With a public meeting tonight, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and Hargreaves Associates will reveal the first designs for the future of Penn's Landing, including the completion of the I-95 cap between Walnut and Chestnut, planned development of the open spaces, and a new pedestrian bridge at South Street over Columbus Boulevard. > more