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    • Installation of 'Under the Clothespin' is underway in the Centre Square subway concourse.
Eyes on the Street

Under the Clothespin: Sneak Peek

Installation of 'Under the Clothespin' is underway in the Centre Square subway concourse. Back in November, I told you about Under the Clothespin, a new Mural Arts Program mosaic commissioned by…

    • What kinds of signs should Philadelphia have?
Eyes on the Street

Picking up on signs: (de)sign controls, visual preferences, digital billboards, and wayfinding

Philly is a sign-heavy city. And it seems that our signage big and small is getting lots of attention lately. I've mentioned the push to legalize bandit signs, billboard art…

    • Philly gets Curbed

Philly gets Curbed

This morning marks the official launch of Curbed Philly to our city’s built-environment blogosphere. Welcome to Philly, Curbed! Curbed.com, a website well-known for its gimlet eye and laser-like focus on…

    • Penn's new High Bay Lab building along Walnut Street.
Eyes on the Street

Penn's new High Bay Lab home for super-sensitive telescope

Penn’s astronomers now have room to build huge instruments thanks to a new lab completed this month. Penn’s new High Bay Lab, attached to the David Rittenhouse Laboratory, is a cube of…

    • Chestnut Park is now John F. Collins Park.
Eyes on the Street

Chestnut Park renamed to honor designer John F. Collins

At a rainy ceremony today, Chestnut Park became John F. Collins Park, renamed to honor the pocket park’s designer who passed away in 2011. Collins designed Chestnut Park in the 1970s,…

Eyes on the Street

What you were reading: Top 10 Eyes on the Street posts of 2011

At three months old, Eyes on the Street is still the new blog on the block, and I'm so thankful for the warm reception the blog has received so far. In such…

    • The City wants to see the Family Court Building at 1801 Vine redeveloped.
Eyes on the Street

City seeks study of Family Court Building as prelude to redevelopment

After a false start in 2010, the Family Court Building at 1801 Vine Street could be redeveloped yet. First, the city wants to get to know the building a little bit…

    • Eyes on the Street: Philadelphia’s New Day could be here to stay

Eyes on the Street: Philadelphia’s New Day could be here to stay

I got up before dawn on Wednesday to visit Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for a panel called The Philadelphia Story: Planning, Politics and Reality. Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron* brought Mayor…

Eyes on the Street: Philadelphia’s New Day could be here to stay

I got up before dawn on Wednesday to visit Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for a panel called The Philadelphia Story: Planning, Politics and RealityInquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron*…

    • Bart Blatstein already owns the Inquirer/Daily News Building at 400 North Broad, and now he's making a move for the papers themselves.
Eyes on the Street

Illuminating North Broad

Earlier this year Avenue of the Arts announced the first steps of a $50 million campaign to improve North Broad Street’s public environment, aiming to draw more eyes, and investment, along…

    • The design development of Under the Clothespin.
Eyes on the Street

Under the Clothespin: Fantasy cityscape at Centre Square

If you enter the subway at Centre Square, going down the steps around Claes Oldenburg’s Clothespin, you find a grim expanse of white subway tile that glows a little green…

    • From Eyes on the Street: Under the Clothespin: fantasy cityscape at Centre Square

From Eyes on the Street: Under the Clothespin: fantasy cityscape at Centre Square

If you enter the subway at Centre Square, going down the steps around Claes Oldenburg’s Clothespin, you find a grim expanse of white subway tile that glows a little green thanks to…

    • Between the new ramp and the street tree, the sidewalk becomes about 3 feet wide.
Eyes on the Street

Is this stretch of sidewalk on South Street too narrow?

Eyes on the Street reader Henry recently wrote in to ask the Help Desk about a stretch of sidewalk on South Street, made narrower by ramps leading into two new storefronts. He…

    • Bodine High, Restored Spaces, Schoolyard
Eyes on the Street

Restored Spaces: the Garden vs. the Wasteland

I’ve spent most of this week ruminating on public art, preservation, and urban ecology – from the Autumn mural to Gray Area to PHS Pops Up  - and where did…

    • Save Our Mural - says Our House Montessori accross the street from Autumn.
Eyes on the Street

Autumn mural debate continues, its fate uncertain

Since Eyes on the Street last talked about the possibility that Bella Vista's Autumn mural could be lost due to a planned development, a lot has happened. Neighbors collected more than…

    • Shoemaker Green Perspective East | Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services
Eyes on the Street

Penn begins building Shoemaker Green

Shoemaker Green Perspective East | Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services Construction of Shoemaker Green is underway as PennConnects continues its green march along the eastern edge of the Penn Campus. Shoemaker…

    • Meet up on Wednesday to discuss this year's Park(ing) Day.
Eyes on the Street

Park(ing) Day 2011

Today was Park(ing) Day, when unsuspecting parking spaces throughout the city were transformed into temporary parks. This year, more than 30 mini-parks popped up thanks to organizations like the Community…

    • High Pressure Fire Service
Eyes on the Street

New Life at Old High Pressure Fire Service Building

Hawk-eyed visitors to the Race Street Pier might have noticed action this week at the High Pressure Fire Service building across Columbus Boulevard. The truly curious have been able to snoop…

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