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    • On the South Street Bridge | Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group
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DAGspace: The difference between a bridge and television

In this month's DAGspace, architect Timothy Kerner considers the South Street Bridge's LED lanterns and asks the city to do us one better than the photo-unrealistic dancer sihouettes and Eagles ads.…

    • Schuylkill River as an
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DAGspace: Envisioning Schuylkill Banks and the Lower Schuylkill River

In a new DAGspace column, architect Sean O’Rourke challenges us to think about the Schuylkill River itself as we envision the redevelopment of this vital swath through the center of Philadelphia. …

    • Bridge Line, Photo by phillytrax
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DAGspace: PATCO at University City Station

In this DAGspace, Olney resident Stephen Perzan makes the case for extending the PATCO subway line to the west - all the way to SEPTA's University City Station. That would connect…

    • © Jerome Lukowicz
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DAGspace: Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories [Part III]

Part III Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories [read Part I, Part II] by Sean O'Rourke and Jerome Lukowicz It’s hard to see Falls Bridge (1895) as anything but awkwardly…

    • Renaissance Plaza rendering
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DAGspace: Plans vs. Projects

Plans vs. Projects by Robert Kettell   There is an old saying that "actions speak louder than words." If that is true, the City Planning Commission is shouting "We will never…

    • Marina View Apartments rendering.
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DAGspace: City's Waterfront Plan in Danger

City's Waterfront Plan in Danger by Robert Kettell In March the City Planning Commission adopted a much-heralded master plan for the central Delaware waterfront. This well-thought-out plan establishes guidelines for preserving…

    • Marina View Apartments rendering.

DAGspace: City’s Waterfront Plan in Danger

By Robert KettellFor DAGspace In March the City Planning Commission adopted a much-heralded master plan for the central Delaware waterfront. This well-thought-out plan establishes guidelines for preserving the best existing…

    • © Jerome Lukowicz
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DAGspace: Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories [Part II]

Part II Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories [read Part I] by Sean O'Rourke and Jerome Lukowicz   Is it ambition, optimism, or just plain panache that motivates one to imagine…

    • © Jerome Lukowicz 
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DAGspace: Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories [Part I]

Part I Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories by Sean O'Rourke and Jerome Lukowicz Some photographs suggest stories.  Their allure is invested in the stories that are implied by the images.  As I considered this…

    • 1801 Vine designed by John Windrim, and made possible through WPA funds.
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DAGspace: Watch That Space

Watch That Space by Eric Vincent   It’s safe to assume we’re not unveiling a profound observation in noting how the new Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has “done…

    • River Park (former Simpson Paper Mill), after renovation in 2000. | Blackney Hayes Architects
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DAGspace: Preservation Is Design

Preservation is Design by Kathy Dowdell, AIA I’ve been involved in several discussions lately about preservation and design, and have started to wonder why we talk about preservation and design, as…

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A Philadelphia Land Bank - Why We Need to Get it Right [DAGspace]

A Philadelphia Land Bank - Why We Need to Get it Right [pdf] by John Kromer There’s money to be made in Philadelphia’s vacant buildings and lots. As the…

    • Vacancy in Mantua

A Philadelphia land bank – Why we need to get it right [DAGspace]

By John Kromer There’s money to be made in Philadelphia’s vacant buildings and lots. As the city’s real estate market continues its slow recovery, more investors and developers are going to…

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The First Ten Years of the Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia [DAGspace]

The First Ten Years of the Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia By Elise Vider   In late 2001, a group of six Philadelphia architects, planners, and design junkies sat down to…

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DAGspace: Confessions of a Center City Booster

Confessions of a Center City Booster by Edwin Bronstein   Philadelphia is a great town in which to live. Center City, in particular, provides a rich backdrop in buildings, in the…

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DAGspace: Looking Up on Broad Street

Looking Up on Broad Street By David Brownlee   The Avenue of the Arts has begun to accumulate critical mass. The sidewalks of South Broad Street are now crowded day and…

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DAGspace: Neither Black Nor White, Preservation is a Gray Area

Neither Black Nor White, Preservation is a Gray Area By Elise Vider In 1955, Philadelphia significantly advanced the nascent historic preservation movement with the nation’s first citywide ordinance to protect historic buildings.…

    • DAGspace: Neither Black Nor White, Preservation is a Gray Area

DAGspace: Neither Black Nor White, Preservation is a Gray Area

In the newest DAGSpace, Elise Vider previews Gray Area: Provocations on the Future of Preservation, a convening of serious thinkers to consider preservation theory and practice, new design and the historic…

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DAGspace: Planning for Industrial Growth in Philadelphia: PIDC Takes Aim

Planning for Industrial Growth in Philadelphia: PIDC Takes Aim by Janice Woodcock This past summer, several citizens wrote to The Philadelphia Inquirer saying that Philadelphia 2035, the city’s new Comprehensive Plan,…

    • Diagram of the Lower Schuylkill by Interface Studio | PIDC Industrial Land and Market Study

DAGspace: Planning for industrial growth in Philadelphia: PIDC takes aim

By Janice WoodcockFor DAGspaceThis past summer, several citizens wrote to The Philadelphia Inquirer saying that Philadelphia 2035, the city’s new Comprehensive Plan, places too much emphasis on what it…

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