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    • L&I demolition notice on Church of the Assumption

Ordinance would deliver earlier public notice for demolitions

Is the problem with Philadelphia demolitions that the approval process is too slow? That is one of the underlying assumptions behind changes to the city’s demolition practices being considered in City…

    • Washington and Passyunk, August 2015
Eyes on the Street

December 3: Vision Zero Conference ticket giveaway

Over the last year we’ve talked a lot about Vision Zero, the international policy movement geared at eliminating traffic deaths. The premise: Crashes are preventable. Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has endorsed…

    • A rowhouse demolition. | Phillytrax, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Public deserves to know what's in demolition safety plans

The recent trial about the fatal demolition-related disaster at 22nd and Market streets revealed stark details about negligence, risky demolition decisions, and the human costs of putting speed over safety…

    • Milled 8th Street awaits resurfacing.
Eyes on the Street

Safer intersections through Center City paving project

A street resurfacing project underway in the southeastern part of Center City is set to bring more than smooth pavement to several roads. The project is also allowing the Streets Department…

    • collapse daly
Eyes on the Street

Explosion levels house in Whitman, injures 8

[UPDATED 7/29/13 5:33pm] This morning a rowhouse at 428 Daly Street in South Philly's Whitman section was blow apart shortly after 11am. Here's what we know so far:  The Inquirer reports…

    • Urban Demo, Francisville
Eyes on the Street

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 lot of questions about how the city inspects and permits…

    • Pennsylvania Urban Search and Rescue was onsite within the hour.
Eyes on the Street

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.
Eyes on the Street

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…

    • The warehouse at Front and Girard had many lives before being destroyed by fire Tuesday. via Ghost Sign Project c. 2006

Front and Girard warehouse fire roundup ...Yaron sentenced to five years

By midday Tuesday demolition crews were already wrecking the remains of the vacant warehouse at Front and Girard that had been consumed by fire early that morning. Here’s a roundup of…

    • The former Buck Hosiery factory's rubble and charred remains.
    • Do you know a beautiful street when you see it?

Beautiful Streets: How do you define streetscape beauty?

Is a beautiful street something you feel? Is it context specific? Does beautiful equate to urbane, narrow, architecturally interesting, uniform, well kept, or busy? Is streetscape beauty like pornography? That is,…

    • Will plans for the Reading Viaduct park chug along even if the Callowhill NID dies?

Whither the Reading Viaduct wrapped in the Callowhill NID?

I was surprised to hear City Council unanimously vote in favor of the Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District on Thursday. As Jared Brey reported on PlanPhilly, property owners within the…

    • Deadly streets: mapping road fatalities

Deadly streets: mapping road fatalities

We talk a lot about creating complete streets and providing everyone – pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists – with safer spaces to move through the city. But where are Philly’s streets the…

    • Nicetown kids with Melissa and Shane Victorino | Shane Victorino Foundation

From Eyes on the Street: Shane Victorino rehabs Nicetown Boys & Girls Club, Bravo.

This week’s Bravo* goes to Shane Victorino for completely overhauling the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club at North 18th Street and Hunting Park Avenue. The 106 year-old building was built as…

    • photo by Ashley Hahn

The Schuylkill River inundated parts of Manayunk, and Lincoln, Kelly, and Martin Luther King drives by early Sunday morning

On Sunday Greater Philadelphia woke up to find damaged trees, spotty power, and cresting waterways left behind by Hurricane Irene. The Schuylkill River inundated parts of Manayunk, and Lincoln, Kelly, and…

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