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Blatstein wins Historical Commission approval on mansion renovations

The Philadelphia Historical Commission on Friday granted conceptual approval to an application from developer Bart Blatstein to remove parts of a Rittenhouse Square estate (the so-called McIlhenny Mansion) and to build…

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New apartment buildings from Pearl and DAS Architects

Have you noticed? Center City is in the midst of (another) residential rental boom. Noteworthy projects include the conversion of the nationally- and locally-registered historic Art Deco tower, 1616 Walnut St.,…

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Avenue of Arts Inc. panel chooses two firms for phase 2 of its "New Vision" project

A judging panel, overseen by Avenue of the Arts, Inc. (AAI) Chairman Dianne Semingson, has chosen Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects, Inc., to participate in Phase II of…

    • Parks & Recreation Commission meets, gets green in Hawthorne

Parks & Recreation Commission meets, gets green in Hawthorne

Wednesday's meeting of the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commission at Hawthorne Recreation Center saw the announcement of some triumphant news and some administrative changes.Chair Nancy Goldenberg began by announcing a…

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Four shots at pumping more life onto South Broad Street

To celebrate its upcoming 20th anniversary, Avenue of the Arts, Inc. (AAI) recently partnered with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in soliciting proposals from area designers on how to liven up…

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Art Commission gives "in concept" nod to Parkway Mormon Temple

The Philadelphia Art Commission Wednesday unanimously granted conceptual approval to plans to erect a new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple on an empty lot at 17th and Vine…

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Parks & Recreation Commission returns to business

Welcoming several new faces and reveling in the sun that spilled through the glass-block windows of Lloyd Hall, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission returned to business Wednesday night after a…

    • Historical Commission grants conceptual approval to Lit Brothers building sign

Historical Commission grants conceptual approval to Lit Brothers building sign

The Philadelphia Historical Commission Friday issued a unanimous conceptual approval for a proposal to light the Lit Brothers building on East Market Street and to top it off with a sign…

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Scenic Philadelphia looks beyond billboards

For the last three years, Mary Tracy has been wearing two hats, one as president of Scenic America and one as executive director of Philadelphia-based SCRUB, the Society Created to Reduce…

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Art Commission approves Kimmel project, seeks more details on Southstar Lofts public art

The Philadelphia Art Commission granted final approval Wednesday to plans for a new ground floor restaurant to be added on the Spruce Street side of the Kimmel Center. And, in its…

    • Proposed Lit Brothers signage

Architectural Committee of Historical Commission recommends denial of Lit Brothers signage

 In a close call, the Architectural Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission recommended approval today of a proposal to light up the Lit Building on the 700 block of Market Street.…

    • Association for Public Art Turns Spotlight (s) on Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Association for Public Art Turns Spotlight (s) on Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Will 240,000 watts be enough to convince Philadelphians to indulge in a nightly passeggiata along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway after the sun sets? Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and the Association for Public…

    • More citizen-driven ideas for the Parkway

More citizen-driven ideas for the Parkway

In what has become the mantra for the tweaking of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway into a more user-friendly experience, Harris Steinberg of Penn Praxis last night again evoked the phrase "less…

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Historical Commission gives conceptual go-ahead to Toll Bros. New Market project

Nearly a year after Toll Brothers first announced its plan to build on the long-vacant New Market site in Society Hill, its proposed four-story, 69-condo development gained conceptual approval Friday from…

    • Urban Enoteca

Updating a Grande Dame

If the just-renovated Latham feels more like an elite apartment building than a trendy hotel, that's because it started out that way when it was built a century ago. Grandly positioned…

    • Greco/Barnes entry

A day of Barnes storming

Paul Goldberger waxed rhapsodic over it, the critic from The Architect's Newspaper used it as an opportunity to slam Philadelphia's urbanity, and the L.A. Times called it a "cautionary tale." Yesterday,…

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Happy Birthday to the Wanamaker Building!

It's been an especially dreary holiday season in Philadelphia this year — puny wreaths on City Hall, no lights on Walnut or Market streets. But, thankfully, and as usual, we can…

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Historical Commission's Architecture Committee approves two Old City projects

The Architectural Committee of the Historical Commission Tuesday recommended approval of a mixed-use project that seeks to unite a diverse assortment of eight vernacular buildings that span the corners of 2nd…

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As Parkway grows, so does its homeless problem

Sister Cities Park— under construction. Rodin Museum and Gardens — under construction. The Barnes Foundation — under construction. With these three huge projects underway, much of the eastern end of the…

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Councilman DiCicco amends Callowhill NID bill

Facing opposition from dozens of Chinatown residents brandishing signs that read "Less Income = More Taxes" and "No NID!," Councilman Frank DiCicco began today's City Council Rules Committee hearing on his…

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