• 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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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…

From Above: Philadelphia Museum of Art (1927)

As the Philadelphia Museum of Art edges toward its 90th birthday, starchitect Frank Gehry has designed an expansion of our most…

From Above: Schuylkill River from South Street, 1927

In honor of the Schuylkill bridges sporting new lighting here's a look back at these crossings from December 31,1927 looking north…

From Above: Reading Viaduct and Callowhill, 1927

It’s been an age since we featured a vintage view of Philly from above, but here’s an especially apt one in…

From Above: Refining along the Lower Schuylkill, 1926

In honor of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan’s [pdf] release earlier this month, we head back into the past to…

From Above: Looking West on Market Street, 1925

It’s been a long while since we visited Philadelphia From Above. So this week, in honor of the release of More…

From Above: Frank Furness' Broad Street Station, 1920

For this From Above we head to the heart of Center City in 1920, with an up-close look at City Hall…

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…

From Above: Old City and Society Hill waterfront, 1925

Our last two From Above aerial selections have showcased the Central Delaware Waterfront in the 1920s, checking in on bridge construction in…

From Above: The Central Delaware Waterfront, 1920

For this week's look at Philadelphia From Above we'll turn to Delaware Waterfront of 1920 in honor of the Behind PlanPhilly Delaware…

From Above: Benjamin Franklin Bridge under construction June 13,1924

The last batch of historic aerial photographs featured on Eyes on the Street showcased construction of the Art Museum and Parkway…

From Above: 'Looking in the Parkway, 1925'

Last week, I shared two aerials of the Parkway from 1920 and 1921. This week, as we close out our…

From Above: Building the Parkway and Art Museum, 1920 and 1921

Back in March, I mentioned that Eyes on the Street would start showcasing historic images from the Free Library's amazing Print…

LENS: Photographing Philadelphia from above

In recent decades, there has been a renewed fascination with aerial photography among planners, motivated partly by the work of photographers…



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