Posts Tagged ‘West Philadelphia’

New 40th Street Trolley Portal Design Dull On Arrival

New 40th Street Trolley Portal Design Dull On Arrival

March 19, 2018  |  Art & Design

University City District's beautification of the 40th Street Trolley Portal was high on concept, but appears to have fumbled on delivery. Contributor Ann de Forest has the full review > more

Prefab Future For Former African-American Cemetery In West Philly

Prefab Future For Former African-American Cemetery In West Philly

January 29, 2018  |  Preservation

Harry K. unearths an old African-American cemetery in West Philadelphia that was owned by a church connected to the Underground Railroad. The land is currently being redeveloped for residential construction > more

Schuylkill Yards Breaks Ground With Drexel Square

Schuylkill Yards Breaks Ground With Drexel Square

November 8, 2017  |  Architecture

Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust put shovels in the ground at 30th and Market today launching Phase 1 of their $3.5 billion megaproject, Schuylkill Yards. Michael Bixler reports > more

On 40th Street, New Life For A Long-Hidden Furness

On 40th Street, New Life For A Long-Hidden Furness

October 18, 2017  |  Architecture

What's it take to restore this early Furness? Hidden City talks to developer Tom Lussenhop about the tear-down disaster ongoing across the city and his plans for the former West Philadelphia Institute > more

Mid Mod Prison-Motel On The Schuylkill River Paroled

Mid Mod Prison-Motel On The Schuylkill River Paroled

October 3, 2017  |  Architecture

It's a Mid-century Modern motor lodge. With prison cells. It's one of Philly's most perplexing landmarks on the Schuylkill River. The Shadow has the lowdown > more