Posts Tagged ‘Public Works’

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  |  History

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  |  Art & Design

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