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You are viewing 7 articles by the author Alan Jaffe concerning Infrastructure

    • Historic Building Elevation Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Source: PHMC, Jeremy Young

Philadelphia to be first big city with disaster plan to protect historic buildings

In a city whose identity is so closely associated with its historic sites, the effects of climate change and storms like Katrina and Sandy pose nightmare scenarios. What would Philadelphia be…

    • The Queen Lane Apartments tower, as reflected in the windows of nearby Mt. Moriah Church. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Queen Lane Apartments implosion part of PHA's ongoing citywide initiative [video]

The Sept. 13 demolition of the Queen Lane Apartments will be one in a long line of landscape-changing actions by the Philadelphia Housing Authority to replace an aging, obsolete, affordable-housing design.…

    • Bakers Centre update

Repair work and fiscal recovery continues one month after Bakers Centre water-main break

A month after a 48-inch water main ruptured at the new Bakers Centre shopping plaza in East Falls, work continues deep inside the gaping crater in the parking lot. Two neighboring…

    • Standing on his Roxborough deck, Shane Brody points to the radio antennas that have him hearing voices. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Roxborough's antenna farm has some neighbors hearing 'creepy' (but safe) voices

At their home on Harmon Road in Roxborough, Shane and Jocelyn Brody hear voices through the pipes in the basement. In their backyard, Mexican melodies emanate from their neighbor's metal fence.…

    • Kingsley Court

Developer: Asbestos, city permitting process delay Kingsley Court project

An old environmental hazard and a current environment of caution have delayed the razing and redevelopment of one of Roxborough's most infamous properties. Another 800 feet of asbestos material has been…

    • A drawing of the Pennypack Creek Bridge by William L. Breton, circa 1830.

Preservation Row: A new marker for a bridge on Revolutionary road

Ongoing series casts light on historic and unique sites that may be at risk of deterioration or demolition. What local historians describe as America’s oldest stone arch bridge is not in…

    • Ben Leech's drawing of an

New blog brings an artist's eye to historic preservation

It’s part secret cinema, part New Yorker portraiture, part soft-boiled detective. “Field Notes (http://fieldnotesphilly.wordpress.com),” the month-old blog on the website of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, takes a…

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