Posts Tagged ‘Reading Viaduct’

Questions, Possibilities As City Branch Park Planning Advances

Questions, Possibilities As City Branch Park Planning Advances

November 19, 2012  |  Vantage

Design for a proposed park along the submerged City Branch railroad is pushing "continuity and connectivity," along with a bold entrance in front of the School District headquarters on North Broad Street. We have insight on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead > more

Park Or Ride?

Park Or Ride?

November 19, 2012  |  Morning Blend

What to do with SEPTA's low-line City Branch, the city ignores a Frankford park, one man's fight to maintain the Metropolitan, Torresdale Avenue highlights its hoagies, and the Water Department addresses flood concerns in Upper Roxborough > more

Just Give

Just Give “Provence” A Chance, Saffron Says

November 2, 2012  |  Morning Blend

Why we ought to embrace Blatsein's shopping mall/casino, furthering the discussion on the Reading Viaduct, perhaps more parking required, and tango lessons in LOVE Park > more

Origins Of The City Branch? Canal, Natural & Man-Made

Origins Of The City Branch? Canal, Natural & Man-Made

June 11, 2012  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

How did the City Branch subway rail line come to be located where along this corridor anyway? The answer, according to Harry K's Philadelphia Encyclopedia, lies in natural history: it connects the narrowest points between the rivers > more

What To Do With The City Branch: Return It To Transit As Light Rail

What To Do With The City Branch: Return It To Transit As Light Rail

June 8, 2012  |  Soapbox

With planning to begin on the underground City Branch railroad connecting to the Reading Viaduct, we asked our contributor Stephen Stofka to provide an alternate vision for light rail extending from the heart of Center City to Fairmount Park and beyond. He says it could cost a fraction of the cost of green space and is practically "shovel ready" > more