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    • Andrew Langsam's three-story, 19th-century twins represent the flash point between the owner and the local civic group. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Roxborough curb-cut controversy riles community group

It all comes down to a curb cut and a paved-over yard, but this story is really about how things get done in the city of Philadelphia. On a steep block…

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Congregation Rodeph Shalom is set to become a beacon on North Broad

The slow but certain rebirth of North Broad Street has seen some surprising transformations and inspired proposals.   A former auto showroom, and later a state office building, became luxury apartments…

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Look Up! A Spanish mission for education in Overbrook

The Overbrook School for the Blind is a grand example of the Spanish Renaissance style adopted for a campus.   “Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our…

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'Gray Area' discussion series moves on from Germantown

Germantown residents completed an academic exercise on Wednesday night that may have some practical and fascinating implementations for the many historic buildings in their community. Could an old industrial complex be…

    • Copperwood Estate

Conservative institute withdraws variance application for Copperwood estate

Plans by a conservative nonprofit to transform one of Chestnut Hill's most esteemed mansions into a school and student residence have been withdrawn because of neighbors' objections. The John Jay Institute,…

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Look Up! The Medici palace of Walnut Street

Outstanding features of the design by Day and Klauder have been preserved in its transition from finance to fitness center.   “Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of…

    • Awbury Arboretum's Agricultural Village.

Neighbors don't like the look or location of Awbury Arboretum's new modular classrooms

The location of a modular structure slated for use as an education center in Awbury Arboretum's Agricultural Village has created a rift with some of the immediate neighbors of the new…

    • Parkway House

Look Up! A Modern brick house on the city’s grand boulevard

The Parkway House borrowed from earlier styles, but the designers gave it an identify of its own.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and…

    • Update: L&I Board of Review rejects Dilworth House project

Update: L&I Board of Review rejects Dilworth House project

Following a second look ordered by the Commonwealth Court, the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review has once again ruled that a proposed demolition of part of the Dilworth House on…

    • The former boathouse/Russian Tea House is the centerpiece of FDR Park.

Look Up! South Philly's historic green space

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay will focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive…

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