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    • 1722 Pine Street
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Radical retrofit on Pine Street aims to blend passive house with preservation

The four-story brick rowhouse at 1722 Pine Street sits mid-block on the south side of Pine. It shares a cornice line with its neighbors and dates from the mid-19th century. Long…

    • JanesWalk 2015
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May 1-3: Join us for Jane's Walk

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” - Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961)…

    • Boyd Theatre interior, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall

Pearl Properties plans demolition for Boyd Theatre auditorium

Demolition notices posted at 19th and Chestnut streets are a sign of development to come: Pearl Properties is moving forward with its plans to build a residential tower at the corner…

    • janeswalkcard
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Be a tourist at home: Seven Jane's Walks, May 2-4

It’s time to take your eyes to the street, Philly. Join PlanPhilly May 2-4 as we present Jane’s Walk, a series of free volunteer-led walks to help us explore our…

    • Fitler Square morning, April 2014
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Fitler Square refreshed

“They’re back and they’re beautiful,” said Cecil Smith, enjoying his first spring morning in Fitler Square, sitting on one of the square’s 14 new benches. Smith says he enjoys the atmosphere…

    • Conceptual design for 22nd/Market memorial park
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Aspirations for 22nd and Market memorial park design

On the morning of June 5, 2013 six people died when a wall being carelessly demolished collapsed onto the Salvation Army store next door, at the corner of 22nd and Market…

    • Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
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Reckoning with the Boyd Theatre's final bow

It looks like curtains for the historic Boyd Theatre, the shuttered Art Deco movie palace at 19th and Chestnut, and its case brings up tough questions about the political and public…

    • The Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
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Anonymous donor offers to purchase Boyd Theatre

In a strange new plot twist in the saga of the Boyd Theatre, an anonymous donor has come forward offering to purchase the Boyd for $4.5 million, as Inga Saffron…

    • Boyd Theatre interior, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall
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Hardship hearing for Boyd Theatre next week, consultants say reuse requires subsidy

Is there a financial hardship that prevents the reuse of the Boyd Theatre, Philadelphia’s last movie palace? That's the question that will be before the Philadelphia Historical Commission at a hearing…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013
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Advocates rally for Boyd Theatre reuse

As snow fell Tuesday, about 35 hardy souls rallied under the Boyd Theatre’s canopy to protest the historic theater’s possible demolition, dutifully holding signs and sporting “Save the Boyd” t-shirts over winter…

    • Boyd Theatre, 1935 | photographed by Alonzo Biggard, Public Works | phillyhistory.org
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Rally for the Boyd Theatre December 10

The Boyd Theatre on Chestnut Street is Philly's last grand movie palace, a vacant Art Deco marvel waiting for its next chapter. Later this month the Historical Commission will hear a…

    •  Schuylkill River from South Street, December 31, 1927. | (Image #7123) Aero Service Corp., courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Schuylkill River from South Street, 1927

In honor of the Schuylkill bridges sporting new lighting here's a look back at these crossings from December 31,1927 looking north from above South Street with a view of the hard…

    • A missing section of Rittenhouse Square's interior balustrade.
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Rittenhouse Square's limestone facelift, lighting upgrades

Rittenhouse Square may be an emerald set in the heart of the city, but some of its beautiful and historic features look far from polished these days. The park's heavy use…

    • Market Street Bridge lighting refreshed.
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Fresh glow for Schuylkill crossings

The glorious clusters of globe lights installed on the Market Street Bridge to honor the new millennium are fully illuminated once again. So too are the lights lining the arch beneath…

    • A page in 'Poor Richard's Almanack' for 1733.
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Staycation: Rosenbach Museum & Library Hands-On Tour

If you’re not the outdoorsy, sun-worshiping type, chances are you’re spending the dog days of summer searching for shade, hiding in air-conditioning, and burying your nose in summer reading. This Staycation’s…

    • Pennsylvania Urban Search and Rescue was onsite within the hour.
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22nd and Market building collapse [news roundup]

We’re still following the news of Wednesday’s fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market Street. It's still very early in terms of investigaiton, but here's a roundup of what's known this…

    • A sea of emergency responders filled 22nd Street, as seen from the JFK Blvd. bridge.
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Fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market, rescue ongoing

UPDATED: 7:30am, 6/6/13 A four-story building at 2136-38 Market Street was being demolished this morning when it collapsed at about 10:40am, taking with it much of the Salvation Army building on…

    • Eyes on the Street: Atlantic Building bought by Post Brothers

Eyes on the Street: Atlantic Building bought by Post Brothers

The Atlantic Building, a 1920s office tower standing at Spruce and South Broad, has been sold to Post Brothers. Yes, that Post Brothers, Matthew and Michael Pestronk. The ones converting the…

    • PHS Pops-Up Garden has taken over a vacant property on the 1900 block of Walnut Street.

PHS Pops-Up vibrantly on a vacant, tax-delinquent lot

As PlanPhilly’s JoAnn Greco recently reported, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s PHS Pops-Up Garden has returned for the second year running. This year a long-vacant lot on the 1900 block of Walnut Street…

    • March 18, 1953: Looking south along 26th Street | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: Before Schuylkill Banks

What came before Schuylkill Banks and Schuylkill River Park? For today's Mid-Century Philly, we shift our gaze from commercial corridors to look down 26th Street from Locust. Before the recreational…

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