• 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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On Market East, an unusual fight in old battle pitting preservation against progress

By Ashley Hahn Market Street east of City Hall was one of Philly’s great shopping streets. After years of decline, the…

East Market Street requires redesign

With millions of dollars being invested along Market Street east of City Hall, and a high incidence of pedestrians being struck…

Walking Market Street with Jan Gehl

Cities should be for everyone. Cities should make people healthy and happy. Cities should be designed to respond to human nature…

As digital signs encroach, public realm sold short

Imagine a three-dimensional globe of animated lunchmeat mixed with local news and weather displayed across from Reading Terminal Market or digital…

Six Casino possibilities, three on Packer Ave

Thursday was the deadline to submit applications to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for Philadelphia's second casino license. PlanPhilly's Kellie Patrick Gates…

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.…

Will Strawbridge's ghost signs be replaced? [UPDATED]

UPDATED [4/13/12]: PlanPhilly's JoAnn Greco reports that the Inquirer will indeed get its canopy and marquee, but the bronze lettering issue has been…

Picking up on signs: (de)sign controls, visual preferences, digital billboards, and wayfinding

Philly is a sign-heavy city. And it seems that our signage big and small is getting lots of attention lately. I've…

Up-Market East

Market East from 11th Street, Girard Square at left and the Reading Terminal Headhouse at center. Market East has puzzled planners,…

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