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    • Schuylkill River, Manayunk, December 1926 | (Image 7050) Aero Service Corp., courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Manayunk and Venice Island, 1926

For this installment of From Above, we head upriver to Manayunk for a look at what this manufacturing enclave looked like 90 years ago. This is the first summer that…

    • Franklin Square and bridge approach, 1926 | (Image #6800) Aero Service Corp., courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Franklin Square and Monument Plaza, 1926

Today Jim Saksa has a story about efforts to turn Monument Plaza into a more inviting public place. What's Monument Plaza? It's that wedge between the Benjamin Franklin Bridge approach and…

    • Independence Square, August 11, 1927 | Aero Service Corp image #7635 | courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, Texas
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From Above: Independence Square, 1927

In honor of Independence Day we take this opportunity to see this historic view of Independence Hall and what would become its mall, from above. In this aerial view from…

    • Completed Art Museum, 1927 | #7626 Aero Service Corp | Courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring TX
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From Above: Philadelphia Museum of Art (1927)

As the Philadelphia Museum of Art edges toward its 90th birthday, starchitect Frank Gehry has designed an expansion of our most prized cultural landmark. Here's a view of how the museum…

    •  Schuylkill River from South Street, December 31, 1927. | (Image #7123) Aero Service Corp., courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Schuylkill River from South Street, 1927

In honor of the Schuylkill bridges sporting new lighting here's a look back at these crossings from December 31,1927 looking north from above South Street with a view of the hard…

    • Reading Terminal and beyond. March 31, 1927 | (Image #7283) Aero Service Corp, courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Reading Viaduct and Callowhill, 1927

It’s been an age since we featured a vintage view of Philly from above, but here’s an especially apt one in advance of the Rally for the Rail Park on Saturday.…

    • Atlantic Refining Co., June 22, 1926 (Image # 6111) | Aero Service Corp. | Courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Refining along the Lower Schuylkill, 1926

In honor of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan’s [pdf] release earlier this month, we head back into the past to look at a section of the Lower Schuylkill from above.…

    • Looking West on Market Street, August 22, 1925.  Aero Service Corp., courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint.
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From Above: Looking West on Market Street, 1925

It’s been a long while since we visited Philadelphia From Above. So this week, in honor of the release of More Park, Less Way: An Action Plan to Increase Urban Vibrancy…

    • Broad Street Station, 1920 | Aero Service Corp | Ariel Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Frank Furness' Broad Street Station, 1920

For this From Above we head to the heart of Center City in 1920, with an up-close look at City Hall and the old the Broad Street Station. We have Frank…

    • Pennsylvania Sugar Co., 1926 (Image no. 6644) | Aero Service Corp. | Aeriel Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: The Sugar House before SugarHouse, 1926

For this From Above we continue our look at the Central Delaware Waterfront in the 1920s with an up-close look at the original Sugar House at Delaware and Shackamaxon, and beyond…

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

    • Delaware River, 1920 (Image no. 1928) | Aero Service Corp. | Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: The Central Delaware Waterfront, 1920

For this week's look at Philadelphia From Above we'll turn to Delaware Waterfront of 1920 in honor of the Behind PlanPhilly Delaware River boat tour on August 1. Head down to the…

    • Philadelphia-Camden Bridge Under Construction, 1924. (Image no. 4300)
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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…

    • Looking in the Parkway, 1925 (Image no. 4745) | Aero Service Corp. | Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: 'Looking in the Parkway, 1925'

Last week, I shared two aerials of the Parkway from 1920 and 1921. This week, as we close out our time on the Parkway for the moment, we zoom out…

    • Museum Construction, 1920 (Image no. 1933) | Aero Service Corp. | Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
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From Above: Building the Parkway and Art Museum, 1920 and 1921

Back in March, I mentioned that Eyes on the Street would start showcasing historic images from the Free Library's amazing Print and Pictures collection. We're starting off this feature with a…

    • Broad Street Station, 1920 | Aero Service Corp. #2017 | Credit: Original Aerial Imagery, Aerial Viewpoint, Spring Texas
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LENS: Photographing Philadelphia from above

In recent decades, there has been a renewed fascination with aerial photography among planners, motivated partly by the work of photographers like Alex MacLean and Yann Arthus-Bertrand's popular Earth From Above…

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