• 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.

You are viewing 16 articles by the author Ashley Hahn concerning Northern Liberties

Spotted: Spring Garden connector installation underway

The part of Spring Garden Street below the Market-Frankford El station and I-95 is a long, unwelcoming gateway to Northern Liberties…

In Festival Pier a chance to set new course for waterfront development

This May I’ll go see The Replacements play at Festival Pier – one of many seasonal concerts that will bring the…

Streetviews: Q&A with NLNA's Matt Ruben

This week we’re kicking off Streetviews, a series of video Q&As featuring some of the city's bright neighborhood, design, and nonprofit…

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,…

KieranTimberlake's renovation of Ortlieb Bottling House underway

We know the Philadelphia firm KieranTimberlake for its high-minded contemporary design projects - from universities across the country to the future…

Penn Street Trail taking shape

In February construction began on the Penn Street Trail, an important segment of the growing trail system along the Delaware…

Demolition for Ortlieb's Brewery

Today the Ortlieb Brewery buildings in Northern Liberties are skeletal remains of their former selves. Windows are long gone with weeds…

From Above: The Sugar House before SugarHouse, 1926

For this From Above we continue our look at the Central Delaware Waterfront in the 1920s with an up-close look at…

Will Penn Treaty Village reuse more waterfront industrial buildings?

What is Michael Samschick planning for his Penn Treaty Village development? Is O Havana real? Like River Ward neighbors, our curiosity…

Will new zoning on the waterfront deter or draw development?

We won’t know for many years if the Master Plan for the Central Delaware is a real life success story. But…

Doughboy Park renovation takes shape in Northern Liberties

Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA) has been working on a little triangle park at 2nd and Spring Garden, known as the Doughboy…

Spring Garden Street Greenway community design workshop on 12/6

Spring Garden Street could someday be a green connector between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. As previously reported here, the public conversation…

Urbanize this highway: Renewed calls to rethink I-95 and the Vine Street Expressway

What if Philadelphia converted its elevated and sunken highways into urban assets? Imagine a broad, green boulevard instead of I-95 running…

Marking Veterans Day

Veterans Day started out as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I – at the 11th hour of the…

Redesigning Spring Garden Street as a Greenway

Imagine Spring Garden Street as a green urban boulevard where pedestrians, runners, and cyclists had a recreational trail to move along,…

Restored Spaces: the Garden vs. the Wasteland

I’ve spent most of this week ruminating on public art, preservation, and urban ecology – from the Autumn mural to Gray…





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