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    • 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…

    • The Church of the Nativity was demolished in October, 2012
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Ruffin Nichols Memorial AME Church Demo Underway [slideshow]

And while we're on the subject of church demolition, here's the view from the corner of 11th and Mt. Vernon streets on Wednesday, where the sanctuary of the Ruffin Nichols Memorial…

    • The city installed a bike corral outside of Reading Terminal  Market on Filbert Street in 2012.
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Six new bike corrals offer in-street bike parking

Bike corrals have been popping up around the city, so we took to the street to capture some of the corrals in use. Since August, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and…

    • The Pumpkin Market parklet, 2012
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Scenes from Park(ing) Day 2012 [slideshow]

Did you stumble across people coloring flowers, lounging on curvy benches, working at desks, or camping in a parking space on Friday? September 21 was Philadelphia's fifth annual Park(ing) Day,…

    • The Canal Street side of The Ajax Metal Company building.
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Canal Street life cycles: creek to development spine

Tiny, meandering Canal Street feels like a place that time forgot. But that is about to change thanks to developer Michael Samschick’s recently announced big plans for Canal Street North, off…

    • 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…

    •  Did you paddle at Penn's Landing? | 'Peddle Powered Patterns' | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
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August in the [Flickr] Pool

Holy smokes, is it really September 4? Here's a look at August via the Eyes on the Street Flickr Group Pool. What did summer in the city look like for…

    • Penn's Shoemaker Green completes new lush link between Penn and Center City.
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Shoemaker Green opens at Penn

On Monday crews removed construction fences and quietly opened Shoemaker Green, Penn's new landscape link from Penn Park through to College Green at the historic core of the campus. When…

    • 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…

    • The Porch
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Profiling The Porch

Streetfilms paid a visit to The Porch at 30th Street Station last month, and caught up with Prema Katari Gupta and Seth Budick from the University City District to talk about the…

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Dickinson Square Park renewed, reopened

For months the core of Dickinson Square Park has been blocked off with construction fencing while crews worked on a $1.2 million park renewal project. But on July 25 neighbors celebrated the…

    • Divine Sunset | Jeremy Marshall, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

July in the [Flickr] pool

Wondering what happened to summer? Us too. Now that it's August, here are our picks from July pix in the Eyes on the Street Flickr Group. Divine Sunset | Jeremy…

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Sunset on the Delaware River [slideshow]

    • Delaware River, 1920 (Image no. 1928) | Aero Service Corp. | Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX
Eyes on the Street

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…

    • Samuel Yellin's iron gates at the side entrance of the Curtis Institute on 18th Street.
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Spied: Samuel Yellin's fanciful, feathered ironwork at Curtis Institute

As a tour guide for the Preservation Alliance, Mary Anne Eves knows a thing or two about the city's architectural history. No surprise then that she was the first person to…

    • Where are these odd birds of iron?
Eyes on the Street

Eye Spy: Fanciful, feathered ironwork

One day I will walk into a fire hydrant or parked car because I'm staring up at a building. I'm a total sucker for architectural detail - and if you're wired to…

Eyes on the Street

Aboard the S.S. United States

As much as we'd like to, we can't take you onto the S.S. United States - that hulking, corroding piece of American naval ingenuity moored in the Delaware River. But to give…

    • Philadelphia-Camden Bridge Under Construction, 1924. (Image no. 4300)
Eyes on the Street

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…

    • South Street Bridge illumination preview
Eyes on the Street

South Street Bridge lighting gone wild

With the flip of a giant ceremonial switch on Monday night, the South Street Bridge's light towers were finally illuminated. Their initial bright blue glow led into a 12-minute long audio/visual…

    • Hawthorne Park at 12th and Catharine streets is officially open.
Eyes on the Street

Hello Hawthorne Park

On Thursday, the ribbon was cut at Hawthorne Park, the latest among the city's new batch of public spaces to open in 2012. PlanPhilly's JoAnn Greco was on hand for the grand opening…

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