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    • 40th Street Trolley Portal

40th Street Trolley Portal upgrade update

Butterflies and hummingbirds aren’t something most people expect to see in Philadelphia at the spot where four trolley lines intersect before submerging into the gaping mouth of a dark, cavernous tunnel.…

    • The current bike lane shifts near the Schuylkill Ave end of the bridge

CHOP plans could impact South Street Bridge bike lanes

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s plans to develop a research and office campus at 700 Schuylkill Ave. could have a big impact on the South Street Bridge bike lanes. CHOP’s plans…

    • The ARCH cafe
Eyes on the Street

Bridging the past at The ARCH

The University of Pennsylvania is on a construction spree, churning out new buildings and improving campus public spaces at breakneck pace. Cranes tower over the hospital complex, Hill Field at 34th…

    • The current southeast entrance to 40th Street Station

State funding makes 40th Street Station elevators possible

Thanks to Act 89, the state transportation funding package passed in November, SEPTA’s 40th Street Station is slated to gain elevator access and ADA accessibility - something the community has been…

    • University Bike Collective asks where University City needs bike racks
Eyes on the Street

Survey asks where University City lacks bike racks

The new University Bike Collective is gearing up and wants to know which University City locations need more bike racks. The group has launched a crowdsourcing map and is asking as…

    • Kahn's Sketch of the Esherick House in Chestnut Hill. Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.​
Eyes on the Street

Brought to Light: Celebrating Louis Kahn's residential designs

Each year the University of Pennsylvania’s Architectural Archives hosts Kahn Day to honor the former Penn professor and world-renowned architect, Louis Kahn, known for his pioneering work in modernism and “new…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine. Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine.

Judge splits decision on zoning appeal at 40th & Pine

Earlier this month, attorneys on both sides of the ongoing preservation battle surrounding the historic property at 400 S. 40th Street sat before Judge Ellen Ceisler of the Court of Common…

    • Two freight cars derailed over the Schuylkill River, January 20, 2014 | NBC10
    • Active demolition at 40th and Sansom, December 2013
Eyes on the Street

Demolition underway for Episcopal brownstones and 40th Street M.E. Church

For more than a year we've been anticipating the leveling of the Episcopal Cathedral's brownstones at 38th and Chestnut and the razing of the former 40th Street Methodist Episcopal Church. And…

    • The revamped west plaza has new lighting and an at-grade crosswalk

Amtrak reopens 30th Street Station west plaza

Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel rush, Amtrak reopened the western entrance, or west plaza, at 30th Street Station Friday. The plaza had been closed since last fall as part…

    • Spot Burger at The Porch
Eyes on the Street

Food trucks parked at The Porch through December

With the days feeling shorter, a mid-day outdoor lunch break might be just the thing sun-starved 9-to-5'ers need, even despite our recent cold snap. Fortunately for the 17,000 employees who work…

    • New American City

A two-day brainstorm on the future of cities

Mayors, urban planners and leaders in business, education and technology will converge in Philadelphia Wednesday and Thursday for the local edition of a traveling conversation on the future of cities. “There…

    • The University Bike Collective hopes to encourage more cycling throughout University City
Eyes on the Street

Students launch University City-wide bike collective

A group of University City students hopes to present a united student voice advocating for cycling in University City. The new University Bike Collective held its first meeting at the University…

    • Colin Helb | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Eyes on the Street

New "downtown" definition shows where Philly ranks

Philadelphians are familiar with the term Center City and most will agree on its definition, but Center City is not in the center of the city, and it is not the…

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

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…

    • New Lebow College of Business from Market Street | Drexel University
Eyes on the Street

State of University City, by the numbers

In a neighborhood where 29 new development projects (4,922,050 million square feet of new office, research, residential, academic and medical facilities) were recently added or completed, it can be hard to…

    • university city high

Drexel, others anxious for University City High to be made available

Drexel University has its eye on University City High School. The school at 36th and Filbert streets in West Philadelphia was just one of 23 Philadelphia public schools shuttered in June,…

    • Looped In at The Porch, Photos by Neal Santos
Eyes on the Street

Looped In brings "social seating" to University City

If you've passed through The Porch at 30th Street Station recently, you may have noticed some funky looking seating structures that appear to loop around on themselves with wooden benches below…

    • the lineup
Eyes on the Street

August 30-September 2: Finally Friday | Spaceship Aloha | Labor Parade and Festival

If you don’t plan on high tailing it out of town for the weekend and aren’t into the behemoth Made in America festival on the Parkway, here are a few suggestions…

    • 40th Street Walking Party, Photo Courtesy of Alethea Rockwell
Eyes on the Street

Mixplace students lead 40th Street walking party to move the conversation forward

Last week nine teens participating in Mixplace Studio led a walking party on 40th Street from Walnut to Wallace streets. The idea was to spur a moving dialogue about 40th Street…

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