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    • Two of the YouthBuild students help Andrew Palewski position one of the original porch columns | YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter
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TEDxPhiladelphia: The new classroom of the world

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop of the World". You can also join us for a …

    • The John Coltrane House was designated as historic in 1985 (YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter)
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YouthBuild students help restore John Coltrane House

On the 1500 block of North 33rd Street, across from the Reservoir Drive entrance to Fairmount Park, John Coltrane worked on one of his most important works "Giant Steps," in the…

    • The contractor was able to reuse much of the original decorative elements on the exterior walls
    • Katz Lawson, left, and Levine, right, inspected one of the finished corners

Streets Department wraps up Society Hill ADA ramps, ends headache

After years of work, negotiations and delays, the city has finished installing handicapped accessible curb ramps in Society Hill. The 488 ramps were installed, per federal requirement, on 327 corners and…

    • A SEPTA employee stood in a gateway into the bus loop

Ahead of schedule with funding to spare, SEPTA unveils renovated bus loop

Amidst its ongoing funding crisis, SEPTA managed to complete the 33rd and Dauphin Bus Loop renovation several months ahead of schedule and with enough funding left over from the competitive grant…

    • Many of the original details remain
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Touring the Schuylkill's historic gazebos with the Parks Alliance

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) upstream, the Schuylkill River’s eastern bank has four gazebos dating back to the 1800s, originally built to capture views of the city’s impressive water…

    • The newly restored waterfall has increased water flow and is
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Friends group restores 137-year-old Japanese garden in West Fairmount Park

On a pleasant sunny morning in West Fairmount Park, the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden (FJHG) rededicated the 137-year-old Japanese garden and marked the completion of the historic landscape's…

    • Hawthorne Hall, Hidden City Festival
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Hidden City Festival opens doors to Hawthorne Hall and its past as secret society headquarters

What do the Knights of Pythias, a secret society established in 1864, and the Irish National Foresters Society, once the largest friendly society in Ireland, have in common?  At various times…

    • The former City Branch rail cut runs from Broad to 27th Street and portions are used for parking

Planning Commission will consider both BRT and park options in City Branch

Next week, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) will release the final version of its Central District Plan, and when it does, the plan will include something that the draft…

    • Bibotorium, Hidden City Festival at Fairmount Water Works
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Hidden City Festival turns former water plant turned aquarium turned pool into "Bibotorium"

Nearly two hundred years after Philadelphia became the first American city to build a municipal water system, a long abandoned portion of that system is open, once again, to the public.…

    • The renovation project included the Paul Cret pachyderm house and surrounding grounds, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
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1940s Paul Cret pachyderm house now home to children's zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo has a new, old attraction. In one of the zoo’s largest undertakings to date, the 1940s era Paul Cret pachyderm house, which used to house elephants, hippos and…

    • Sakura pavilion rededication
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Debut of Japanese Garden’s Sakura Pavilion Kicks off Cherry Blossom Season

Of the more than 200 buildings built in West Fairmount Park for the 1876 Centennial Exposition, only four remain, and two of those – originally built as “comfort stations” or bathrooms…

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