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    • Delaware Generating Station, 2014
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New chapter possible for Delaware Generating Station

The hulking power plant just north of Penn Treaty Park on Fishtown's waterfront sits silent, its stacks rusting and concrete chipped. Exelon announced plans to sell the underused Delaware Generating Station…

    • New pergola on the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, January 2014
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SPOTTED: Pergolas on the Schuylkill

It may be the season for contemplating cross-country skiing on the Schuylkill River’s celebrated new boardwalk, but soon enough visitors will enjoy relief from the sun thanks to new pergolas recently…

    • view from Eakins Oval, by Jhonte Haskins
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2015 Civic Wish List

Each new year is full of unwritten promise. What kind of year will we collectively author for Philly? Here’s my annual civic wish list, six hopes for change in 2015. Share…

    • River Walk | 4224 Baltimore | Broad and Washington | W Hotel
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2015 Predictions: You call it

If you believe Back to the Future II, 2015 is the future. So let’s use our hoverboards to zip through the mists of a new year to make a few predictions.…

    • Untitled, Jhonte Haskins, EOTS Flickr Group
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2014: Cheers and Jeers

As we put 2014 to bed, I offer this short list of cheers and jeers for the year that was: CHEERS Citizen-Driven Win of the Year: SEPTA 24/7 The most inspiring…

    • Francisville, September 2014 | Theresa Stigale
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Do wishes come true? 2014 review

December’s days dwindle, and I’m looking back at my 2014 wish list to see which of my hopes edged toward reality and what we’ll still be waiting on in the coming…

    • Two Sides to the Story, March 2014 | Al BeFranke, EOTS Flickr Group
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2014 in Photos: Places

This week we're looking back at 2014 through the eyes of our faithful Flickr Group photographers who shared some picks of their favorite pics from the year. We already shared their…

    • Charge of the Green Umbrella Brigade, March 2014 | Al BeFranke, EOTS Flickr Group
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2014 in Photos: Faces

It is forever a pleasure to see Philadelphia through fresh eyes, which is one reason why it's always such a treat to look back at the year through the work of…

    • Zoning Remapping Progress | Philadelphia City Planning Commission
    • Old Willard's 14-foot wide hallways offer opportunities for
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Reimagining vacant schools as vibrant community spaces

A vacant school is more than a silent, empty building. It’s a public promise waiting to be renewed. Since closing 27 schools in 2013, Philly is ripe with these promises. As…

    • Philly Bike Share open house at 30th Street Station, November 2014
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Making bike share reflect Philly

Will Philly Bike Share be the exclusive province of tourists, suits, and hipsters or will its users be as deeply diverse as the city itself? The answer to that question will…

    • Bellevue Garage could get an
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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 ads for H&M and Unclaimed Diamonds marching down Market Street…

    • Blue Horizon, 1314 North Broad Street

From Blue Horizon to Catholic art: 2014's slate of historic nominations

From cobblestones to push pins, auto-oriented art deco to boxing, the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s Committee on Historic Designation heard eight applications covering a broad spectrum of Philadelphiana on Wednesday morning,…

    • suburban station bike parking
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Better Mobility 2015: Five no-brainers

    • Rowhouses in Point Breeze
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Design Advocacy Group gets funding to focus on rowhouse preservation

For years Philadelphia has tried to build its way out of our affordable housing problem through new construction. But a smarter solution may be right under our noses: Rowhouse preservation. The…

    • Greenworks logo
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Three reasons to vote for the Office of Sustainability

On Tuesday Philly voters will get to decide if the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability should become permanent under the City Charter. It is the first ballot question.  Here is why…

    • Looking south from 56th Street, Bartram's Mile offers sweeping views
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$1.7 million for Bartram's Mile as swing bridge study continues

Now that the Schuylkill Banks boardwalk is open, it’s time to look downriver to the next stretch of Schuylkill River Trail to be built: Bartram’s Mile and the bridge that will…

    • Site of future Community Health and Literacy Center, October 2014
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Spotted: CHOP demolitions, expansions underway

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. We spotted progress on two CHOP projects this week: CHOP on the Schuylkill At the base of the South Street Bridge,…

    • green chestnut
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Want to preserve more of Philly's history? Start with a survey.

Philly has roughly half a million buildings. Just 2% of those buildings are designated historic through listing in the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. About 4% are listed in the National…

    • LOVE Park, August 2012 | (c) Bob Bruhin, all rights reserved
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Build new LOVE upon old strengths

Think of classic Philly views and your mind will likely leap to that mile-long vista from Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture down the Parkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. JFK Plaza,…

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