• 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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Taking a Toll on Jewelers Row

What kind of city do we want to be? That’s the question ringing in my ears reflecting on the news that…

Growing Pains in Powelton

As Lower Lancaster Avenue is surrounded with bigger, denser development the corridor itself is poised to become a stronger more vibrant…

The Boyd's Demise and the Philadelphia Demolition Commission

As wrecking crews reduce Boyd Theatre's once-grand auditorium to rubble, Community Contributor Michael Bencik offers this rumination on the Boyd's demise…

Pro-demolition preservationists? Cara Bertron explores rightsizing and preservation

Preservationists should fight for demolition. Yes, you read that right. “Our job as preservationists is to argue for rightsizing,” Cara Bertron…

October 8: Fewer property tax appeals than anticipated | New Urban Mechanics awards civic design grants | Butkovitz intervenes to prompt demolition | TIF for new W Hotel on Chestnut?

Good morning Streeters! Here's what's making news this fine Tuesday: Monday was the deadline for property owners to submit an appeal…

July 22: Building collapse documents released but few departments appear at hearings | Temple tower tops off | South Star Lofts rising | Library tango

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We're not supposed to melt this week, but it's still humid. Keep an umbrella handy…

June 27: PHS layoffs | Armory demo scrutiny | Geppert and 1984 demo blaze | Cedar Park(let) | Restoring Letitia Street House

Good morning Streeters and happy Thursday. Your morning buzz: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s struggling financial health and a poorly attended 2013…

Time to set explicit, minimum site safety requirements

As the dust settled after the fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market on June 5, we were left with a…

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