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    • Exterior View/Entry Plaza for Zoo Restaurant

Party Animals: Zoo gets preliminary OK for huge new restaurant and event space

America’s First Zoo, like everyone else in this town, can’t resist a good roof deck. At Wednesday’s Art Commission meeting, the Philadelphia Zoo unveiled plans for a state-of-the-art dining facility that…

    • The renovation project included the Paul Cret pachyderm house and surrounding grounds, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
Eyes on the Street

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…

    • Art Commission May 1, 2013

Art Commission approves Zoo project

In a short meeting on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Art Commission reviewed just one application — and granted it unanimous final approval. The project, the creation of a new facade for the…

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    • Zoo parking structure plan

Art Commission Reviews Zoo, KYW projects

Echoing previous approvals granted by the Parks & Recreation Commission, the Philadelphia Art Commission Wednesday granted conditional approval to a new parking structure planned for the Philadelphia Zoo. In her reappearance…

    • The mortuary chapel at Mt. Sinai Cemetery was built by Frank Furness in 1892. | Alan Jaffe, PlanPhilly
    • PCPC doesn't like look of proposed Chestnut Street residential development, but supports it anyway

PCPC doesn't like look of proposed Chestnut Street residential development, but supports it anyway

Philadelphia City Planning Commissioners remain unhappy with the looks of a 12-story residential building Aquinas Realty plans to build at 2017-23 Chestnut Street, but they voted to support the zoning relief…

    • Bicycle Coalition concerned with Schuylkill River Development Corp.'s West Philly trail

Bicycle Coalition concerned with Schuylkill River Development Corp.'s West Philly trail

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is concerned that a proposed trail for the western bank of the Schuylkill River wouldn't serve residents' needs.Sarah Clark Stuart, the coalition's campaign director,…

SEPTA to subsidize tourist shuttle to Zoo, Please Touch

The Philadelphia Phlash tourist shuttle will again serve the Philadelphia Zoo and Please Touch Museum this summer.The SEPTA Board approved $239,000 in subsidies to the Central Philadelphia Transportation Management Association,…

    • Planning Commission OK with land-swap that would allow zoo to build parking garage with retail

Planning Commission OK with land-swap that would allow zoo to build parking garage with retail

It's OK with the planning commission if  Parks and Rec transfers property the Philadelphia Zoo uses as a parking lot to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development – a step in…

    • Steve Brennan and his wife Shirley, both long-time Philadelphia Zoo members, brought their 5- year-old grandson, Reece Henry, to see Santa and enjoy the festivities--after he finishes his sandwich of

Northeast families visit animals, Santa at the zoo

Children and their families were able to find a warm place to spend a chilly December Saturday --at the Philadelphia Zoo inside the Tree House. There, they were entertained with solo…

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