• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

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  • Construction on the Barnes is coming along, and is set to open May 19, 2012.


The Mural Arts Program unveiled a Phillies themed mural that will be facing Schuylkill Banks at 24th and Walnut streets. The mural commemorating Phillies history will be created by David McShane and will be completed next summer.

The dream of creating linear park out of the Reading Viaduct is also causing controversy surrounding the creation of a Neighborhood Improvement District to pay for neighborhood improvements including the would-be park. Citypaper unpacks the drama in the changing Callowhill/Chinatown North neighborhood.

The Barnes announced it will open on the Parkway on May 19 next year, the Inquirer reported yesterday. And they've got a new website too.

PlanPhilly reported yesterday that Center City District selected Gilbane to oversee the Dilworth Plaza renovation project.

Earlier this week, Technically Philly recounted the saga of “License to Inspect,” the forthcoming L&I Application Programming Interface (API) that Azavea developed for PlanPhilly. Fingers crossed, it’s coming soon and will mark a turning point in the management and accessibility of city data.  (And, if APIs are your jam, check this infographic  from Good about the rise of APIs.)

The Atlantic launched The Atlantic Cities, a new site devoted to covering all things urban. PlanPhilly was selected as the source to rep our city. The PlanPhilly family is proud to be part of this venture.

 

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