• 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.

December 5-9: King Kong, Spring Garden Street Greenway design workshop, Zoning vote, City Hall tree lighting, Trumbauer book talk

Architecture In Film SeriesKing Kong Monday, December 5, 6:30pm. Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. See the 1933 version of King Kong with Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, and Bruce Cabot, showing as part of a monthly series that explores ideas and themes on architecture and architects. The monthly series is hosted by John DeFazio, AIA (Architect & Associate Professor at Drexel University) and Nick Groch, Assoc. AIA. Films begin with a discussion of the relevant themes and elements to notice during the screening and are followed by an informal discussion. Films are generally shown on the first Monday of each month. Join us before every film at 6:30pm for a wine and cheese reception. Free, $5-$10 suggested donation at door.
Spring Garden Street Greenway Community Design Workshop
Tuesday, December 6, 6:30-8:30pm. German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden Street. Help shape the future of Spring Garden Street by sharing your ideas about making it a better place to drive, bike, walk, shop, or live on. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, City of Philadelphia, and neighborhood groups invite your input. RSVP online.
City Council Hearing on the Zoning Code Commission’s Final Report
Wednesday, December 7, 10am. City Hall, Room 400. The new zoning code is out of committee and is on the agenda for the Committee of the Whole of the City Council on Wednesday.
City Hall Tree Lighting
Wednesday, December 7, 5pm. LOVE Park. Because Dilworth Plaza is closed for renovations, the city’s Christmas tree is in LOVE Park with the Christmas Village this year. After Mayor Nutter lights the tree, musical performances will ring in the season.
American Splendor: The Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer
Wednesday, December 7, 5:30-8pm. The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 219 S. 6th Street. Michael C. Kathrens, author or American Splendor: The Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer, will lecture on Trumbauer’s extraordinary contributions to American architecture. Free for Athenaeum and ICAA members, otherwise $10.

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