• 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.

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 new plaza and UCD's "lighter, quicker, cheaper" approach to design. Since The Porch opened in November, the new plaza has featured movable tables and chairs, umbrellas, and plenty of programming (eg. yoga classes, live music, art installations, a farmer's market and food trucks). This summer The Porch feels livelier - thanks in no small part to increased seasonal programming, warm weather, and the temporary additions of a 9-hole miniature golf course and 3-day beer garden in July. Check out the video for a preview on the Porch and be sure to stop by and let us know what you think.

About the author

Ashley Hahn, Contributor

Ashley Hahn is an independent writer with a background in historic preservation and city planning. She started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from 2015-2017. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She is a Philadelphian by choice.

Contact Ashley via email or find her on twitter: @ashleyjhahn.


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