Eyes on the Street http://planphilly.com/eyesonthestreet Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:36:53 -0400 en <![CDATA[Conventions past: Republican National Conventions in Philly, 1900, 1940 and 1948 in pictures]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19742

As Philadelphia prepares to host the Democratic National Convention next week, we're taking a look back at conventions held in the city via the Evening Bulletin's photo archives. While Republicans gather…

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:36:53 -0400
<![CDATA[Dear PennDOT: Save us from ourselves and remove South Broad’s parking median, permanently]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19723 As Philly gets ready to host Democrats, the city is tidying up. On South Broad that means a mural and parking ban for the center median. PlanPhilly transportation reporter Jim Saksa…

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:50:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Spotted: The Oval striking musical tone for 2016]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19683

Every year the parking lot in the middle of Eakins Oval is painted with a mural, setting the theme for the seasonal park space.  It’s had a touch of the shore…

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:39:00 -0400
<![CDATA[History grafted into contemporary design at Penn’s new Perry World House]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19638

These days Penn’s campus is being remade in a new era of major construction projects, each with robust enough budgets to match the university’s high design aspirations. There are show stopping,…

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Don’t misunderstand One Water Street outcome: It’s a victory]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19613 PMC agreed to include 25 affordable housing units in its nearly finished waterfront development One Water Street, taking advantage of a density bonus allowing the project extra height in exchange for…

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Unanswered NID/TIF questions for hotel project at 15th and Chestnut]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19596 Neighborhood Improvement Districts (NID) typically assess an additional fee for income-producing properties in particular areas to pay for special services. Does it make sense to use the revenue stream from NID…

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Radical retrofit on Pine Street aims to blend passive house with preservation]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19557 The four-story brick rowhouse at 1722 Pine Street sits mid-block on the south side of Pine. It shares a cornice line with its neighbors and dates from the mid-19th century. Long…

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:35:41 -0400
<![CDATA[Spotted: Spring Garden connector installation underway]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19516

The part of Spring Garden Street below the Market-Frankford El station and I-95 is a long, unwelcoming gateway to Northern Liberties and does nothing to signal that there’s an increasingly accessible…

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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:04:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Building Stories: President's House]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19445

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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Fri, 20 May 2016 15:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Building Stories: Guild House]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19432

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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Wed, 18 May 2016 11:40:41 -0400
<![CDATA[Building Stories: Hopkinson House]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19428

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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Tue, 17 May 2016 08:12:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Building Stories: United Way Building]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19420

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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Fri, 13 May 2016 17:41:24 -0400
<![CDATA[Bjarke Ingels on building at the Navy Yard, design dreams]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19389

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels is having a moment. His 11-year-old firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is winning work worldwide, and acclaim for projects as practical as they can be utopian. They’re…

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Tue, 10 May 2016 10:12:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Building Stories: The Roundhouse]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19365

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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Fri, 06 May 2016 10:19:12 -0400
<![CDATA[May 6-8: Join us for Jane's Walk 2016]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19307

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” 
― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities


What’s inspiring in…

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:32:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Building Stories: The Granary]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19290

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:53:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Building Stories: the rowhouse]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19246

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:57:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Praxis Dialogues: Public art and urbanism]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19204 On April 11, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present Praxis Dialogues, a conversation about what the notion of “public good” means in terms of public arts and culture. We're sharing…

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[How South Street West became a bike-ped haven]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19200

A handful of in-street parking spaces on South Street West have been converted to support bike and pedestrian amenities instead of cars. Community Contributor Marcus Ferreira of the South Street West…

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Sat, 09 Apr 2016 10:21:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Building Stories: Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building and William Penn Annex Post Office]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19176

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:13:48 -0400