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    • 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church, October 2012
    • 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church, October 2012
Eyes on the Street

Last Days of 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Across South 40th Street from The Fresh Grocer, tucked behind McDonald’s and The Radian, is Samuel Sloan’s little 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church. But not for long. On a walk…

    • Woodland Green features native plants and logs from the Woodlands Cemetery
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Woodland Green brings rustic flourish to University City intersection

At the intersection of 42nd Street and Woodland Avenue tall grasses and river birch trees swish in the breeze, and felled logs are habitat for native flora and fauna. This is…

    • Penn's Shoemaker Green completes new lush link between Penn and Center City.
Eyes on the Street

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…

    • The Porch
Eyes on the Street

Profiling The Porch

Streetfilms paid a visit to The Porch at 30th Street Station last month, and caught up with Prema Katari Gupta and Seth Budick from the University City District to talk about the…

    • South Street Bridge illumination preview
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South Street Bridge lighting gone wild

With the flip of a giant ceremonial switch on Monday night, the South Street Bridge's light towers were finally illuminated. Their initial bright blue glow led into a 12-minute long audio/visual…

    • painted piano
Eyes on the Street

Heart & Soul: Pianos pop-up in University City

In Clark Park, a gnomelike garden; in Drexel Park a chicken car; at 37th Street Plaza a junkyard pod. These are among the eight artist-adapted pianos that popped-up in University City's parks…

    • 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…

    • Building is designated historic property, which after 10 years of trying to redevelop, Penn now wants permission to demolish.

Hardship at 40th and Pine

This week three very different hardship cases have the attention of Philadelphia’s preservation community. The Church of the Assumption case was heard Thursday by the Court of Common Pleas, and on…

    • South Street Bridge illumination preview

South Street Bridge illumination preview

I was recently informed by the Streets Department that we shouldn’t expect to see the South Street Bridge’s light towers illuminated until late summer. But today the electricians must have been…

    • Hahn's bike
Eyes on the Street

Multi-modal with MOTU: Biking about

Multi-modal with MOTU is a new, occasional series where Eyes on the Street meets up with planners from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities to explore the city’s infrastructure. We'll…

    • 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…

    • Volunteers clean up trash along the Schuylkill River at Batram's Garden. | United by Blue

Volunteer: Schuylkill River cleanups at Bartram’s Garden

Looking for an opportunity to roll up your selves help take care of the city? Show up for Tuesdays at the River: volunteer cleanups along the banks of the Schuylkill River…

    • 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…

    • Eyes on the Street sizes up The Porch:
Eyes on the Street

The Porch: a super-sized parklet full of potential

On November 2, the new public space on 30th Street Station’s south side officially opened with much fanfare. Circus performers unfurled a small banner above the large crowd, revealing the plaza’s new…

    • Shoemaker Green Perspective East | Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services
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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…

    • Rendering of the South Street Bridge illuminated.
Eyes on the Street

South Street Bridge Gets LED Illumination, Green Bike Lanes

The South Street Bridge is busy with construction again: welders are on cherry-pickers working on the tower overlooks, electricians are running conduit, and contractors are washing and painting the bike lanes.…

    • 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…

    • Penn Park is ready for its close-up.
Eyes on the Street

Penn Park Opens, Field Day Saturday

Through nearly two years of construction, Philadelphians have watched Penn Park take shape from above. Now that the fields are watered, trees well-tended, bridges built, paths complete, we're all invited to explore the…

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