You are viewing 18 articles with the tag Philadelphia Art Commission by the author JoAnn Greco

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Art Commission gives nod to Pier 53, Rodin Square

The Philadelphia Art Commission advanced three projects by granting them final approval at its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday. First, the Commission reviewed revised renderings, based on notes…

    • Proposed changes at 8th and Filbert

Art Commission oks parking structure renovation, Frazier statue

A smaller group of commissioners than usual gathered for the year's final Philadelphia Art Commission meeting on Wednesday to hear four cases, the most significant of which moves along plans to…

    • new west entrance interior original

Art Commission gives conceptual nods to Art Museum work, Pier 53 park

In a leisurely meeting that saw a modest proposal for a wetlands park merit almost as much consideration as an ambitious, albeit still pie-in-the-sky, plan for renovations to the Philadelphia Museum…

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Art Commission approves rec center improvements, Episcopal Tower awnings

In a brief monthly meeting on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Art Commission granted final approval to just two projects. In the first application, designers from UCI Architects satisfactorily responded to the Commission's…

    • All proposed Linc changes (in green)

Art Commission reviews Lincoln Financial Field improvements

The Philadelphia Art Commission reviewed an extensive proposal for planned revisions to Lincoln Financial Field at its monthly meeting on Wednesday. The Commission also granted final approval to two relatively minor…

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Art Commission reviews bus loop, bridge, and sewer facility projects

The Philadelphia Art Commission reviewed three rather unglamorous projects Wednesday but gave each careful consideration, right down to examining the aesthetics of a sewer maintenance facility. That project, set for an…

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Art Commission grants final approval to Mormon Temple

The design for the new Philadelphia Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on the 1700 block of Vine Street received final approval from the Art Commission Wednesday,…

    • Descending the subway

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…

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Art Commission gives nod to skateboard park, Avenue of the Arts light sculpture

A long-promised skateboard park near the Philadelphia Art Museum came one step closer to being realized as it received approval from the Philadelphia Art Commission on Wednesday.The plan submitted for…

    • Zoo parking structure plan

Art Commission Reviews Zoo, KYW projects

Echoing previous approvals granted by the Parks & Recreation Commission, the Philadelphia Art Commission Wednesday granted conditional approval to a new parking structure planned for the Philadelphia Zoo. In her reappearance…

    • Greco/ José M. Almiñana at Lubert Plaza

In Profile: José M. Almiñana of the Philadelphia Art Commission

"This is wonderful," exclaims landscape architect José M. Almiñana, practically rubbing his hands with glee as he looks around Thomas Jefferson University's Lubert Plaza. "It's great seeing all these people using this…

    • Scrim at 1501 Arch Street

Art Commission approves Family Court addition, Dilworth Plaza subway concourse

The Philadelphia Art Commission approved all three items on its agenda today in a meeting that included two rather lengthy discussions that followed up on presentations made at earlier meetings. It…

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Public Space as connector was an issue for Philadelphians in 2011

My beats are varied but, time and time again, public space is the connector. That Philadelphians feel strongly about this issue, too, is clear. Some of PlanPhilly's most-read stories addressed this…

    • Azalea Garden Apartments, 400 S. 40th

Historical Commission's Architecture Committee reviews Penn, Old City projects

The Architectural Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission Tuesday granted conceptual approval to a proposed apartment tower in West Philadelphia. The 68,000-square-foot building, developed by Azalea Gardens Partners on land owned…

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Art Commission okays relocation of "Phoenix Rising"

In a relatively brief return to business, after an August hiatus, today the Philadelphia Art Commission offered its conceptual and final approval to four public projects.Two concerned art pieces, two…

    • Bodine High murals

At Art Commission, of murals and mansions

Wednesday's meeting of the Art Commission presented a morning of surprises and confusion contrary to what promised to be a relatively simple agenda of three items. The final project submitted…

    • Race Street Connector artwork

Art Commission offers go-ahead to Race Street Connector artwork and Independence Mall hotel.

The new piece of public art that is central to what's being called the Race Street Connector― a tunnel below I-95 that links the city to the Delaware River ― received…

    • How a powerful commission quietly stewards Philadelphia's visual legacy

How a powerful commission quietly stewards Philadelphia's visual legacy

It maintains no web site, and although its meetings are open to the public, notice of just what will be covered in upcoming meetings is elusive. After a meeting, its minutes…

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