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    • Fitler Square morning, April 2014
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Fitler Square refreshed

“They’re back and they’re beautiful,” said Cecil Smith, enjoying his first spring morning in Fitler Square, sitting on one of the square’s 14 new benches. Smith says he enjoys the atmosphere…

    • Conceptual design for 22nd/Market memorial park
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Aspirations for 22nd and Market memorial park design

On the morning of June 5, 2013 six people died when a wall being carelessly demolished collapsed onto the Salvation Army store next door, at the corner of 22nd and Market…

    • Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
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Reckoning with the Boyd Theatre's final bow

It looks like curtains for the historic Boyd Theatre, the shuttered Art Deco movie palace at 19th and Chestnut, and its case brings up tough questions about the political and public…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013

Historical Commission committee accepts Boyd hardship application

The Historical Commission's Committee on Financial Hardship waded into the raw-nerved case of the Boyd Theatre's Future, Part II, Thursday.   In continuing a hearing that ran out the clock on…

    • The Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
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Anonymous donor offers to purchase Boyd Theatre

In a strange new plot twist in the saga of the Boyd Theatre, an anonymous donor has come forward offering to purchase the Boyd for $4.5 million, as Inga Saffron…

    • Boyd Theatre interior, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall
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Hardship hearing for Boyd Theatre next week, consultants say reuse requires subsidy

Is there a financial hardship that prevents the reuse of the Boyd Theatre, Philadelphia’s last movie palace? That's the question that will be before the Philadelphia Historical Commission at a hearing…

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Historical Commission gives thumbs-up to Rittenhouse-Fitler project

The Philadelphia Historical Commission weighed in with decisions that registered on opposite ends of its decision making spectrum Friday. The 12 members in attendance granted unanimous final approval to a nine-townhouse…

    • Historical Commission Dec. 2013

Historical Commission breezes through final 2014 meeting

As an early Christmas present to everyone involved, the Philadelphia Historical Commission held an impressively brief (15 minutes!) December meeting on Friday. That's not to suggest that the two cases under…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013
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Advocates rally for Boyd Theatre reuse

As snow fell Tuesday, about 35 hardy souls rallied under the Boyd Theatre’s canopy to protest the historic theater’s possible demolition, dutifully holding signs and sporting “Save the Boyd” t-shirts over winter…

    • Boyd Theatre, 1935 | photographed by Alonzo Biggard, Public Works | phillyhistory.org
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Rally for the Boyd Theatre December 10

The Boyd Theatre on Chestnut Street is Philly's last grand movie palace, a vacant Art Deco marvel waiting for its next chapter. Later this month the Historical Commission will hear a…

    •  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…

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Look Up! A Venetian palazzo for an elite fraternity

  Wilson Eyre designed the outstanding building that once served as a social hall for an exclusive men’s club.   “Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our…

    • A missing section of Rittenhouse Square's interior balustrade.
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Rittenhouse Square's limestone facelift, lighting upgrades

Rittenhouse Square may be an emerald set in the heart of the city, but some of its beautiful and historic features look far from polished these days. The park's heavy use…

    • Market Street Bridge lighting refreshed.
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Fresh glow for Schuylkill crossings

The glorious clusters of globe lights installed on the Market Street Bridge to honor the new millennium are fully illuminated once again. So too are the lights lining the arch beneath…

    • A page in 'Poor Richard's Almanack' for 1733.
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Staycation: Rosenbach Museum & Library Hands-On Tour

If you’re not the outdoorsy, sun-worshiping type, chances are you’re spending the dog days of summer searching for shade, hiding in air-conditioning, and burying your nose in summer reading. This Staycation’s…

    • Rendering of 1901 Lombard

Developer seeks zoning approval for 10 homes at 19th & Lombard

The Zoning Board of Adjustment heard testimony Wednesday afternoon concerning the proposed development of ten new townhomes at 1901 Lombard Street, a project that has been subject to negotiations between the…

    • Proposed window alterations, 241 S 7th St.

Historical Commission reviews new Ritt-Fit new construction

In a brief meeting on Friday morning, the Philadelphia Historical Commission reviewed plans for nine new townhouses in the Rittenhouse-Fitler Residential Historic District, as well as a proposal to cut new…

    • What 8th and Race Street, near Franklin Square, could look like

Central, University/Southwest district plans adopted

Philadelphia now has long-range plans for future development within the Central and University/Southwest districts. The city planning commission adopted both comprehensive plans at its Tuesday (June 11) meeting. From now on,…

    • Pennsylvania Urban Search and Rescue was onsite within the hour.
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22nd and Market building collapse [news roundup]

We’re still following the news of Wednesday’s fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market Street. It's still very early in terms of investigaiton, but here's a roundup of what's known this…

    • A sea of emergency responders filled 22nd Street, as seen from the JFK Blvd. bridge.
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Fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market, rescue ongoing

UPDATED: 7:30am, 6/6/13 A four-story building at 2136-38 Market Street was being demolished this morning when it collapsed at about 10:40am, taking with it much of the Salvation Army building on…

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