• 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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Spotted: 10 Dilworth Details

Last week I hopped on an AIA-organized hardhat tour of the construction site that will soon be known as Dilworth Park,…

Fleeting Fantasy: The Oval returns, replacing asphalt with art and parking with place

With pluck and paint a parking lot can become a magic carpet, and an underused bit of parkland can become an…

Urban farms still struggle to put down legal roots

Which would you choose for your block: A weed-choked illegal dumping ground or a quasi-legal market farm growing everything from sunflowers…

SPOTTED: Pop-up spaces sprout, tree seats, Wistar reveal, and night owls

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. Here’s what we spotted this week: Pop Ups Crop Up Each…

From Above: Independence Square, 1927

In honor of Independence Day we take this opportunity to see this historic view of Independence Hall and what would become…

Frank Gehry's "quiet intervention" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Renowned architect Frank Gehry was hired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2006 to develop a master plan for the…

Interface Studio to develop Land Bank Strategic Plan

Philly passed a new milestone on the long road to realizing its future Land Bank: On Friday the Philadelphia Housing Development…

$1.5 million in grants awarded for bike share and South Philly bikeway

Philly’s forthcoming bike share program and bike infrastructure improvements for South Philly were given a welcome boost thanks to grants approved…

10 Pew funded cultural projects to watch

This year’s $9.3 million in new Pew Center for Arts & Heritage grants promise to bring Philly plenty of provocative creations. The…

SPOTTED: Dilworth Park, Mormon towers, La Colombe, copper domes

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. Here’s what we spotted this week: Dilworth Plaza to Park Construction…

Huey Elementary School gets pop-up improvements

Samuel B. Huey Elementary School’s front garden woke up last Thursday as an overgrown patch of green and ended the day…

Parking logic: Three reasons ZBA should say no to garage-fronted rowhouses

Say zoning and eyes glaze over. But really zoning is code for capturing the kind of city we want to live…

Can Instagram help curb litter?

Can photos of crushed cigarette packs or discarded soft drinks help rescue Philly from its overwhelming litter problems? Probably not, but…

On planning, realpolitik, and selling closed schools

During the last week negotiations over the sale of the 14-acre University City High/Drew Elementary school property to Drexel University and…

What you need to know about SEPTA's overnight subway service

Even as SEPTA braces for a regional rail strike, it's also preparing to launch overnight subway service this weekend.  Since…

Spotted: Divine illumination, barge oasis, Customs House reveal

Our eyes are ever-peeled for interesting sights and sites. This week these three caught our attention: DIVINE LORRAINE ILLUMINATED On Tuesday…

Waterfront Working: 3 signs of progress on the Central Delaware

In June 2013 City Council passed a zoning overlay that gives the Master Plan for the Central Delaware its teeth. Now,…

Explore the Reading Viaduct with Unusual Spaces [video]

If you’ve never explored the Reading Railroad right of way – either above ground on the 9th Street viaduct or below…

Join CityLove to explore Philly: June 14-20

Later this month city-huggers armed with smart phones will be out exploring the city, meeting up for Instagram photo walks, and…

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