You are viewing 43 articles with the tag Public Space by the author JoAnn Greco

    • Steinberg, Febo-San Miguel, Jiminez, Nowak

Balancing public art and public space with what the public wants

When you go to an event called "Who shapes the city? A conversation about public space and the arts" and it's held in a PAFA gallery upstairs from a major exhibition…

    • rittenhouse square guard house

Art Commission approves Rittenhouse Square, Zoo improvements

A long-overdue lighting project for Rittenhouse Square and the extension of the Philadelphia Zoo's revolutionary treetop animal trail were the two most exciting developments discussed at Wednesday's meeting of the Philadelphia…

    • Benepe and Phanatic

P&R announces next green playground

Bracketed by recordings of John Fogerty's "Centerfield" and Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" (one can only hope…), representatives from the Phillies, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and The Trust…

    • Historical Commission approves Lit Brothers sign

Historical Commission approves Lit Brothers sign

The Philadelphia Historical Commission granted final approval Friday for the installation of a new sign atop the Lit Brothers building on the 700 block of Market Street, portions of which will…

    • Philadelphia Temple

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,…

    • Billboards encroach on a garage, cheek by jowl

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…

    • 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…

    • Greco/Cobblestone, Little Boy's Way, Old City

Look Down! Historic street paving thematic district

As I walked down a tattered little portion of Alter Street in Pennsport, I suddenly heard a window screech open. "I hope you're not going to pull up more of the…

    • The Porch's site

Placemaking the Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper way

With a few more parklets promised for this summer, and a couple of pedestrian plazas designed to return slivers of wide streets to walkers, Philadelphia is making, er, inroads on…

    • Emanuel Kelly (left) succeeds Sean Buffington as Art Commission chairman

Art Commission reviews airport, bridge, parkway, and park projects

Projects in Fairmount Park and on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, an art installation at the airport, and a much-needed reconstruction to replace a long-neglected bridge were on the agenda at…

    • Calder's Swann Memorial Fountain

In April, a new way of looking at Parkway sculpture

They're informally calling it "dance, walk, bike and light" — but what the new Fairmont Park Art Association program, Site Seeing, is really about is "celebrate.""It's the latest in…

    • Greco/Outside Family Court

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…

    • 2525 S. Garnet St.

Historical Commission tables Overbrook Farms historic designation discussion

Despite getting off to a slow start — a contentious 40-minute look at some exterior renovations to a Girard Estate home — today's meeting of the Historical Commission wrapped up its…

Historical Commission talks signs

Between several consent agenda items and a few withdrawn applications, today's Historical Commission Meeting was remarkably brief.After commissioners reviewed the remaining residential applications for about 15 minutes, Chair Sam Sherman,…

    • Ashley Hahn / Eyes on the Street

Lenfest Plaza lights up this weekend

Start with a neglected alley and cover it with a tidy arrangement of gray, red and blue square pavers. Add a beguiling serpentine bench fashioned from black locust wood. Install a…

    •  The Bradford Alley

Is Philadelphia suffering from mural fatigue?

During the past few weekends, a dozen or so budding artists have taken glue in hand to painstakingly apply bits of shattered mirrors and smashed plates to the side wall of…

    • Making a splash

Mural, mosaics, and more at Bodine High School

Every day for the past month, a revolving group of artists, volunteers, students, and ex-offenders participating in re-entry programs, have worked together on what amounts to the largest Mural Arts project…

    • 13th Street mural

Developer Tony Goldman announces partnership with Mural Arts

A few days ago, Brooklyn-based Kenny Scharf — an accomplished disciple of Keith Haring  — began painting Philadelphia's newest mural high above Sampan restaurant in the lately-dubbed "Midtown Village" of 13th…

    • Wells Fargo branch

Historical Commission Approves Walnut St. Theatre

A speedy Historical Commission today reviewed five cases, two of them without any appearances from the applicants.

Adaptations to two public spaces — a Wells Fargo ATM in an 1868 Society…

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