• 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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From Above: Old City and Society Hill waterfront, 1925

Our last two From Above aerial selections have showcased the Central Delaware Waterfront in the 1920s, checking in on bridge construction in…

Dickinson Square Park renewed, reopened

For months the core of Dickinson Square Park has been blocked off with construction fencing while crews worked on a $1.2…

Sunset on the Delaware River [slideshow]

Urban Sustainability or Stability

Urban Sustainability or Stability by Nic Esposito   I was extremely conflicted when I made the move from West Philly to…

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…

Eye Spy: Fanciful, feathered ironwork

One day I will walk into a fire hydrant or parked car because I'm staring up at a building. I'm a total…

Help Desk: Is Seger Park's splash pad busted? Where's a toddler to cool off?

[updated 7/18/12 at 6:54pm] On a recent scorchingly hot afternoon, I stopped by Herron Playground at 2nd and Reed streets and…

Artist David Guinn launches Freewall mural project at Fergie's

Devoted Eyes on the Street readers will know David Guinn as the artist who created Autumn, the Bella Vista mural…

Hello Hawthorne Park

On Thursday, the ribbon was cut at Hawthorne Park, the latest among the city's new batch of public spaces to open…

Poll: Is Philly losing its reform-minded planning backbone?

Time was, Philadelphia scared off out-of-town developers with our convoluted (sometimes crooked) ways, leaving behind only insiders who could navigate our…

PHS Pops-Up vibrantly on a vacant, tax-delinquent lot

As PlanPhilly's JoAnn Greco recently reported, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's PHS Pops-Up Garden has returned for the second year running. This year…

How can Philly's walkability improve?

Do blocked sidewalks make you grit your teeth? Does it burn you up when a cyclist cruises down the sidewalk heading…

Mid-Century Philly: Before Schuylkill Banks

What came before Schuylkill Banks and Schuylkill River Park? For today's Mid-Century Philly, we shift our gaze from commercial corridors…

Mid-Century Philly: 415-425 South Street

For today's Mid-Century Philly, we look to the north side of South Street between 4th and 5th streets in 1949.…

Mid-Century Philly: Inquirer and Daily News HQs

As the Inquirer and Daily News move to their new home at 8th and Market this month, we look back at…

Mid-Century Philly: 12th and Market

Today 12th and Market is dominated by SEPTA's headquarters, the PSFS (Loews Hotel), the Convention Center Marriott. But back in 1950,…

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