Posts Tagged ‘Public Works’

Solomonic Insight Needed In St. Laurentius Reuse

Solomonic Insight Needed In St. Laurentius Reuse

September 19, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Urbanist urges compromise on St. Laurentius, dreaming of a 24-hour city, public bidding process to be revamped, and raising awareness for an endangered community garden > more

Searching For The Lost South Philadelphia Improvements Under The 25th Street Elevated

Searching For The Lost South Philadelphia Improvements Under The 25th Street Elevated

February 18, 2014  |  Vantage

On the west side of South Philly, the 25th Street Elevated rail viaduct clearly defines it the boundaries of the Grays Ferry and Point Breeze neighborhoods. Over a dozen trains, including oil trains like the one that derailed over the Schuylkill River recently, rumble its weathering 86-year-old bones every day. Chris Dougherty goes back a century to find the Elevated’s origins in the heyday of the rail industry—and civic reform > more

Lofty Ambition For The Tiny WPA

Lofty Ambition For The Tiny WPA

October 9, 2012  |  Vantage

We sit down for an inspiring interview with Alex Gilliam, founder of the non-profit Public Workshop about their TinyWPA and its latest project, an adventure playland designed and built by teens at the Rittenhouse Pop-up Garden > more