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    • Abraham Lincoln High plan for Viaduct

Hort Academy at Abraham Lincoln High wins Sustainability Award at Flower Show

Last October, PlanPhilly graduate intern Amanda Mazie wrote about VIADUCTgreene's grassroots efforts to get the public to imagine what it would be like to transform an abandoned rail viaduct's unplanned green…

    • 10th and Ridge as imagined

PCPC adopts Callowhill/Chinatown North plan for mixed use, green space.

Under a new strategic plan adopted by the city planning commission Tuesday, the Callowhill/Chinatown North of the future would include 21 new acres of parks and green space, development that mixes…

    • The Family Court Building (right) and Free Library help define Logan Square's civic architecture.
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2012 Endangered Properties List: Philly Modern, breweries, Family Court, and tax credits

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia released its 10th Annual Endangered Properties List [pdf] today, which includes three city-owned buildings, our dwindling supply of historic breweries, and examples of Philly modernism. Here'…

    • Urban Waterfall | November 3, 2012 | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

November in the Flickr Pool: Wissahickon Waterfall and more

Steve Ives, aka frequent Eyes on the Street Flickr Group contributor phillytrax, snapped this shot of the Wissahickon Creek in early November. Even though it's not officially winter yet, the…

    • Rendering of the residential development planned for 40th and Pine.
Eyes on the Street

William Penn Foundation ousts Nowak | Convention Center privatization | parking minimums for North Central | Variances for 40th and Pine | Dox Thrash mural lost

Good morning, Streeters and happy Thursday. Yesterday morning, the Business Journal broke the surprising news Jeremy Nowak was ousted from the William Penn Foundation presidency, stunning the region’s nonprofit community.…

    • Commercial Corridor, Old York Road | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

City Branch visions | O'Neill advocates more zoning rollbacks | Electric Factory ad-wrap, again | No marker for Wood Street steps

Commercial Corridor, Old York Road | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupGood morning and Happy Friday, Streeters. As you plan your weekend, don’t forget that the Philadelphia Marathon is…

    • Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
    • Mesh panel mockup on the roof of Lit Brothers.
Eyes on the Street

All Lit Up: Mesh mockup atop Lit Brothers

Lit Brothers could soon have large, animated digital ads on its roof as part of the Market East Commercial Advertising District. So, at the Historical Commission's request, a "media mesh" mockup…

    • Reading Terminal Apples | shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

October 12-14: Reading Terminal Harvest Festival | Passyunk Square Home Tour | Blocktober Fest | 'Boring' Architecture

Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival Saturday, October 13, 10am-4pm. Filbert Street, between 11th and 12th. Filbert Street will be closed for an urban-farm block party with bales of hay and a…

    • DN: The wayback machine is the Delaware Waterfront's biggest threat.
Eyes on the Street

Waterfront wayback trap | Eastern Tower | Healthier bodegas | Tax nonprofit properties | Berm for Eastwick?

Get the wayback machine away from the waterfront, the Daily News editorialize, lamenting the Planning Commission's approval of three development proposals that fail to meet the standards of the Master…

    • The city installed a bike corral outside of Reading Terminal  Market on Filbert Street in 2012.
Eyes on the Street

Six new bike corrals offer in-street bike parking

Bike corrals have been popping up around the city, so we took to the street to capture some of the corrals in use. Since August, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and…

    • Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

October 1-5: Architecture in Film | Planetarium on the Parkway | 205 Race at DAG | Homeowner workshops: interior finishes and energy efficiency

Open Air | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupArchitecture in Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey Monday, October 1, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch…

    • Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Bike-to-transit | Market East discount district | 'Needle Park' playground rises | PECO rate hike | Chestnut Hill meetinghouse, skyspace update

Directional | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupWhich transit stops need a bike rack? If your train station had a bike rack would you ditch the car and…

    • Another beautiful, blue sky day ahead. | Guastavino Tiles, by Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Gallery renovation | Roxborough/Ridge demolition delay? | No parking at The Sansom | Reclamation, play at 'Needle Park' | remembering Floyd Alston

Another beautiful, blue sky day ahead. | Guastavino Tiles, by Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr GroupPennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust is setting the stage for a major, phased…

    • For nearly a year Reading Terminal Market has been under some form of construction.
Eyes on the Street

Reading Terminal Market renovation complete, vendor shifts continue

    • Porch
Eyes on the Street

September 4-7: Photography by Corky Lee and Jano Cohen | Qualities of Life | The Porch goes Free at Noon

Into the Picture: Images of Asian Pacific America Opens Tuesday, September 4, Noon-6pm. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street. Two photography exhibits open at the Asian Arts Initiative on Tuesday. Into…

    • DiNic's new stand in Reading Terminal Market
    • Finnegan's Wake: The owners and neighbors are still at odds over balconies the bar has permission to build.
    • People in Rittenhouse | Flickr user Matt Colo | Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

August 10-12: Second Friday on Lancaster | Pennsylvania Dutch Festival | Dragon Boat Festival | 'Midnight in Paris'

People in Rittenhouse | Flickr user Matt Colo | Creative CommonsSecond Friday on Lancaster Avenue Friday, August 10, 5-8pm.  Lancaster Avenue from 35th to 43rd Streets. Join neighbors and businesses for an…

    • Philbert says celebrate Pennsylvania Dutch traditions at Reading Terminal Market this week.
Eyes on the Street

August 6-10: Lower Northeast District Plan meeting | The Incredibles' | 'Top Gun' | Pennsylvania Dutch Festival

Philbert says celebrate Pennsylvania Dutch traditions at Reading Terminal Market this week.Final Lower Northeast District Planning Open House Tuesday, August 7, 6:30-8:30. Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street. Come any…

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