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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 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…

    • Broad Street Station restoration after fire, 1923. Photo credit: Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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"How'd we get here?" Philadelphia's transportation history in photos

This month the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) turns five, and while celebrating its own, relatively short history, MOTU is also paying homage to the longstanding history of transportation…

    • 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…

    • 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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