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
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
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.