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    • The entrance to the new library park.

Looking for history in the library's yard

Pushing a machine that looks much like a lawnmower, a preservationist spent Wednesday methodically walking up and down the green space adjacent to Mt. Airy's Lovett Memorial Library, shooting radar into…

    • One potential future for Pier 9. No decisions have been made yet.

Pier 9 study says it will cost $3.5 million to keep structure from deteriorating, $11 million to achieve full potential

It would take about $3.5 million to stabilize the structure of Pier 9 so that it does not further deteriorate, and an additional $1.2 million to add emergency egress, public restrooms,…

Updated: Developers planning to turn former bank into pool hall get a deadline

The team that wants to turn an ornate, vacant bank building at Chestnut and 12th streets into a swank billiards hall will have to start construction in six months or lose…

    • Shane Market St. entrance

Shane, a Philadelphia candy institution dating back to 1863, reopens this month

The candy maker squeezes drops of poinsettia-red food coloring into a copper pot full of molten sugar and corn syrup. When the thermometer hits 310 degrees, she carries the mixture to…

    • A second look at I-95 artifacts, with a chance to tell your own river ward history

A second look at I-95 artifacts, with a chance to tell your own river ward history

Artifacts discovered as part of the re-do of I-95 through Philadelphia's river wards will be on display during a Nov. 15 presentation at Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing…

Society Hill sidewalk dispute nearing a resolution

The Society Hill sidewalk project that stopped this spring when Society Hill Civic raised concerns the work was detracting from the historic fabric of their neighborhood may soon gear up again.…

PCPC adopts city-wide vision portion of new comprehensive plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission adopted the citywide vision portion of a new comprehensive plan - the first such plan the city has had in decades - at a special meeting…

    • 3rd and Delancey cheek wall

Historic review of ADA sidewalk ramp project has begun

It is not possible to bring sidewalks up to ADA accessibility standards without using any of the short, foundation-hugging structures called cheek walls that critics worry could detract from the historic…

Yorktown Master Plan calls for community preservation, revitalized green space and spruced-up gateways

A master plan to maintain and improve Yorktown – a small neighborhood near Temple University - has been approved by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.Yorktown is “One of the most…

    • Church wall

ADA sidewalk ramp project raises historic preservation concerns in Society Hill

A city transportation official says work has been stopped on portions of a sidewalk improvement project that critics say threatens the historic fabric of Society Hill.The work in question relates…

    • Photos by Torben Jenk

Cramp Shipyard demo proceeds on

The dismantling of the Cramp building – the hulking brick icon of Philadelphia ship building located at 2050 Richmond Street – continued in earnest Monday.The building will be torn down…

    • Shad swim along a new Penn Treaty Park mural

A chance to see new Penn Treaty Park inspired art, and artifacts, too

Back in the 1680s, William Penn and the Lenni Lenape Native Americans are believed to have signed a treaty of peace and friendship beneath a grand elm tree that grew in…

    • Garage massing model

A plan to park a garage next to historic church

Philadelphia developer Dennis Maloomian hopes to build a parking garage near the southern corner of Broad and Arch Streets that would serve visitors to the Convention Center and a proposed new…

    • A selection of Native American tools and an amulet found near I-95

Archaeologists working on the I-95 project unearth neighborhood history, stories

A lot can be learned about people's lives by digging up the stuff they threw away or left behind, said the archaeologist leading the dig along I-95's expanding path in Philadelphia.…

    • Manatawna Farm

Council committee passes along bill that would prevent urban farming at Manatawna Farm

City council's rules committee today voted in favor of a zoning bill designed to prohibit commercial farming and the expansion of community gardens at Manatawna Farm in Roxborough, going against the…

    • Passersby check out the Rittenhouse Square lion. Brian Wenrich, PCPC

Rittenhouse Square named one of America's top public spaces

Rittenhouse Square has been named one of the top 10 Great Public Spaces in the country.The American Planning Association chose to honor Rittenhouse Square because it is a beautiful, inviting…

    • Cramps Machine Shop at sunrise / photo courtesy of Torben Jenk

Complex saga of Cramp Machine Shop is coming to an end

William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Company constructed the industrial cathedral at 2050 Richmond Street nearly 100 years ago as a machine shop where enormous hydraulic turbines dwarfed the…

    • Huge space / photo courtesy of Jeffrey Totaro

How one shipbuilder impacted Philadelphia and the world

Local historians Torben Jenk and Kenneth Milano say the Cramp Machine Shop, then Turret Shop, was part of a business whose impact on Kensington, Fishtown and the city as whole was…

    • An idea for the Corner building

Old nautical supply building in Fishtown on its way to a new life

Developer Michael Samschick hopes to revitalize and re-use the Edward Corner Marine Building and fill in the rest of the now-vacant block on the west side of Delaware Avenue at Shackamaxon…

    • Free Library of Philadelphia's proposed new public space

Logan Square: developments and a history lesson

From the revamping of a former grain distribution center into apartments to the addition of a brain - and a bright new space - to go with the Franklin Institute's heart,…

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