Our eyes are ever-peeled for interesting sights and sites. This week these three caught our attention:
On Tuesday our hawkeyed Flickr Group faithful Steve Ives spotted the Divine Lorraine’s sign illuminated once again, glowing above North Broad. The Divine Lorraine has been one of Philly's most lamented and visible symbols of blight, but a rehab seems possible and the place is finally getting some attention. Divine indeed. Read more about rehab hopes for the Divine Lorraine.
Shipping container stalls are in place, boardwalks built, and barges anchored to create Spruce Street Harbor Park’s “oasis” in the Marina at Penn's Landing. (DRWC's Emma Fried-Cassorla shared this rad image of the barges being floated to Penn’s Landing earlier this week.) We’ll be able to experience the Spruce Street Harbor Park in all its intriguing glory come June 26 with the next #WhyILovePhilly party.
Farewell old Independence Visitors Center, hello Custom’s House. With the bicentennial-era brick tower gone to make way for the Museum of the American Revolution - no matter how revolutionary its design ain't - we'll be able to enjoy a new view of the Customs House, a 1930s treasure. I worked in that building once upon a time and it’s a beaut.
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.