• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

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Storefront Challenge winners

At Eyes on the Street, we're suckers for a great storfront - from sleek contemporary design to revamped classics. The best…

Torresdale Avenue businesses envision refreshed facades

Can an entire neighborhood commercial corridor be uplifted if enough business owners freshen up their building facades? That's the hope brewing…

Old textile mill collapses at Madison and Jasper

By the teens John Norris' silk mills were operating at 1830 E. Madison Street. And over the course of a century…

Construction begins at Spruce Street Plaza

Between the Penn Museum and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is Lot 8: an unremarkable wedge shaped parking lot…

Atlantic Building bought by Post Brothers

The Atlantic Building, a 1920s office tower standing at Spruce and South Broad, has been sold to Post Brothers. Yes, that…

Vive la Rodin

The Rodin Museum reopens this weekend after months of careful restoration work. Back in May I got a peek inside during…

Smaller rehabs to benefit most from PA's new preservation tax credits

Beury Building | Flickr user chrisinphilly5448, Creative Commons license After years of consideration, Pennsylvania finally offers a tax credit for the…

Joe Frazier's Endangered Gym

Joe Frazier's Gym | Flickr user warpafx | Creative Commons The gym on North Broad where boxing legend Smokin' Joe Frazier…

Rodin Museum Rejuvenation

While Paul Cret was designing Albert Barnes’ gallery in Merion, his office was also working on plans for the Rodin Museum…

Small street love letter

In a recent Metropolis Point of View blog post, Juliet Whelan writes a delightful defense of Philly's Trinity houses and of the…

Former Norge Appliances becoming Bainbridge Street Barrel House

Bella Vista's former Norge Appliance store - with its distinctive yellow sign - has sat vacant for years. But this week…

Farewell Fante-Leone pool

I remember stumbling upon the building at the corner of Montrose and Darien streets a few years ago. I was drawn…

Small-scale development company wins Preservation Alliance awards

When Power House Development, Inc. began building on a vacant lot at 1824 Diamond St. the company had no idea the…

Renovated Philbrick Hall adds space, amenities for Parkway Central

After nine months of construction the Free Library's Philbrick Popular Library reopened in March as Philbrick Hall. I dropped by recently…

Demo Days at Toll's 2400 South

After getting zoning approvals in late 2011, Toll Brothers started demolishing the old garage property at 2400 South Street about a…

Inside the Benjamin Franklin Bridge's secret spaces [video]

What lies within the Benjamin Franklin Bridge's anchorage towers is off-limits to most folks, but the Delaware River Port Authority took…

Arden Theatre expands up North Second

When the Arden Theatre turns 25 next year, its Drama School, Children's Theater, and set/prop shop will move into a new…

No Tiki for Furness Bank

The Northern Savings Fund Bank at 6th and Spring Garden has had a weird life since Frank Furness designed it. Since…

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