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    • Robert Cocozza | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
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Day in the Life: Images from Philly Photo Day 2012

Over 1,800 photographs were submitted for this year's Philly Photo Day - more than double last year's participation - forming a diverse portrait of a day in the life of Philadelphia. …

    • soakitup
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Soak It Up!: Green infrastructure design competition

Philadelphia’s pioneering Green City, Clean Waters plan to manage stormwater using green infrastructure is slowly rolling out through early action projects like streets with permeable paving and green schoolyards. But greening…

    • Storefront Challenge winners
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Storefront Challenge winners

At Eyes on the Street, we're suckers for a great storfront - from sleek contemporary design to revamped classics. The best storefronts catch your eye, add life to the streetscape, and…

    • Storefront Challenge winners

Storefront Challenge winners

At Eyes on the Street, we’re suckers for a great storfront – from sleek contemporary design to revamped classics. The best storefronts catch your eye, add life to the streetscape, and…

    • DeNofa's Italian Deli and Catering could get a facelift next year.
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Torresdale Avenue businesses envision refreshed facades

Can an entire neighborhood commercial corridor be uplifted if enough business owners freshen up their building facades? That's the hope brewing along Torresdale Avenue in Tacony where a new facade improvement…

Making Space Symposium: 9/27-9/28

This week PennDesign is hosting a two-day symposium on the concept of “making space” – in both the physical and experiential sense – examining new dimensions in design practice that depart…

    • The Pumpkin Market parklet, 2012
Eyes on the Street

Scenes from Park(ing) Day 2012 [slideshow]

Did you stumble across people coloring flowers, lounging on curvy benches, working at desks, or camping in a parking space on Friday? September 21 was Philadelphia's fifth annual Park(ing) Day,…

    • Penn's Shoemaker Green completes new lush link between Penn and Center City.
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Shoemaker Green opens at Penn

On Monday crews removed construction fences and quietly opened Shoemaker Green, Penn's new landscape link from Penn Park through to College Green at the historic core of the campus. When…

    • 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…

    • The Rodin Museum's three-phased restoration is nearly complete, and the museum will reopen on July 13.

From Eyes on the Street: Rodin Museum Rejuvenation

While Paul Cret was designing Albert Barnes’ gallery in Merion, his office was also working on plans for the Rodin Museum on the still-new Parkway. And now, decades later, as the…

    • Barnes Reflection
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Barnes Materials: extraordinary textures

By now you've heard that architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's design for the Barnes is a masterful modern work, imbued with a quiet, graceful power, and a sense of permanence.…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine.

Historical Commission grants Penn hardship, tables demo case for Episcopal Cathedral

At Friday’s Historical Commission Meeting two important, and unusual hardship cases in West Philadelphia dominated the nearly eight-hour session. Penn was granted its request to demolish a property it owns at…

    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.

Eyes on the Street explores the Lower Schuylkill’s gritty and green potential

The Lower Schuylkill is hard to get to know much less love. It’s a nearly 4,000-acre area comprised of largely industrial and underused property, wrapped with tricky rail and road crossings, and…

    • Will PREIT put back Strawbridge's signage?

Will Strawbridge’s ghost signs be replaced?

All over the building at 8th and Market streets there are ghost letters that spell out Strawbridge & Clothier. What happened to the signs on Strawbridge’s? The lettering was apparently removed…

Eyes on the Street

Renovated Philbrick Hall adds space, amenities for Parkway Central

After nine months of construction the Free Library's Philbrick Popular Library reopened in March as Philbrick Hall. I dropped by recently and found the rejuvenated popular reading room filled with life, modern amenities,…

    • 'Phoenix Rising' set in Dilworth Plaza, Fall 2011.
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Phoenix Rising sculpture says farewell to Dilworth Plaza

Even though construction on Dilworth Plaza began months ago, the Phoenix Rising sculpture remained in its barren, sunken setting in the Plaza's north end. The 'Phoenix Rising' sculpture removed from Dilworth…

    • The Reading Company is scrapping the rails of the Reading Viaduct.
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Scrapping and clearing the Reading Viaduct landscape

Late last week, Hidden City Daily mentioned that Reading International is clearing the Reading Viaduct of its rails and ties. As the rail above says, it looks like the scrapyard…

    • The Benjamin Franklin Bridge's robust abutment.
Eyes on the Street

Inside the Benjamin Franklin Bridge's secret spaces [video]

What lies within the Benjamin Franklin Bridge's anchorage towers is off-limits to most folks, but the Delaware River Port Authority took the Courier-Post on a tour of the fabulous hidden spaces…

    • DiNic's new stand in Reading Terminal Market
Eyes on the Street

Reading Terminal Market celebrates its 120th year with major renovations

February 22 is Reading Terminal Market’s 120th anniversary and, far from ossifying into old age, the market has a major renovation project underway. I caught up with Paul Steinke, the market’s…

    • The Divine Lorraine and beyond.
Eyes on the Street

UPDATED: The Imperative Divine Lorraine

UPDATED:  After Mayor Nutter announced the city‘s renewed commitment to seeing the Divine Lorraine redeveloped, the Inquirer reports that unnamed local developers have secured an option on the Divine Lorraine…

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