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    • Corn Exchange National Bank & Trust Co., 3rd and Arch Streets

Office conversion of Corn Exchange / Real World house in Old City edging forward

To a certain generation, the former bank at the corner of Arch and North 3rd streets is MTV’s Real World house. More recently it was an event space, but now plans…

    • Jan Gehl
Eyes on the Street

Walking Market Street with Jan Gehl

Cities should be for everyone. Cities should make people healthy and happy. Cities should be designed to respond to human nature and needs. What would a designer who has based his…

    • Old Dock St, 1925 (Image no. 4886) | Aero Service Corp. | Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Old City and Society Hill waterfront, 1925

Our last two From Above aerial selections have showcased the Central Delaware Waterfront in the 1920s, checking in on bridge construction in 1924 and catching a bird-eye view of waterfront life in…

    • Philadelphia-Camden Bridge Under Construction, 1924. (Image no. 4300)
Eyes on the Street

From Above: Benjamin Franklin Bridge under construction June 13,1924

The last batch of historic aerial photographs featured on Eyes on the Street showcased construction of the Art Museum and Parkway in 1920-21 and 1925. Today we look to another…

    • 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…

Eyes on the Street

Will new zoning on the waterfront deter or draw development?

We won’t know for many years if the Master Plan for the Central Delaware is a real life success story. But in an opinion piece in today’s Daily News, Matt…

    • Visitors looking at the archaeological remains of the nation's first executive mansion. | Gary Reed, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

President's House Compromised

Nothing is easy for the President’s House site on Independence Mall. The memorial’s inception, discovery, planning, and design stirred debate. And now, a little more than a year after its completion,…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.
Eyes on the Street

Race Street Connector Phase 2: more technical, less arty

The Race Street Connector remains unfinished but thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the Pennsylvania Communities Transportation Initiative, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) has been working with engineers and…

    • I-95, our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

Eyes on the Street exclusive: On Beyond I-95, or nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

    • Today we need connectors to draw people beneath I-95, but if the highway became a boulevard?
Eyes on the Street

Urbanize this highway: Renewed calls to rethink I-95 and the Vine Street Expressway

What if Philadelphia converted its elevated and sunken highways into urban assets? Imagine a broad, green boulevard instead of I-95 running past Center City, complete with light rail. Or healing the…

    • 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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