• 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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Canal Street life cycles: creek to development spine

Tiny, meandering Canal Street feels like a place that time forgot. But that is about to change thanks to developer Michael…

Commercial viability of Front St in Kensington | W Hotel moving forward | Team Vick Field for Hunting Park | Why we love Furness, now

The Industrial Trust is one of the banks at Front and Norris that WCRP plans to demolish in order to build…

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…

September 14-16: Furness marker dedication | Second Friday on Lancaster | Oktoberfest

Frank Furness Marker Dedication Friday, September 14, 5:30pm. 1426 Pine Street. Come celebrate the legacy of brilliant architect and native son…

9/11 Memorial dedication today

If you've been on the trail at Schuylkill Banks in Center City lately you might have noticed an understated new sculpture…

September 7-9: | Honey Festival | Secret Cinema @ Eastern State | South Philly Garden Tour

Honey Festival Friday, September 7-Sunday, September 9. It's a full weekend all about bees and honey.On Friday learn about beekeeping and…

DAGspace: Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories [Part II]

Part II Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories [read Part I] by Sean O'Rourke and Jerome Lukowicz   Is it ambition,…

DAGspace: Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories [Part I]

Part I Philadelphia, Photographs and Stories by Sean O'Rourke and Jerome Lukowicz Some photographs suggest stories.  Their allure is invested in the…

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…

Building boom roundup | UArts design pedigree | Philly's social-media chops | home prices down | National Night Out

Look across Philly’s skyline and you'll see cranes, a clear sign of renewed construction activity here. Inquirer columnist Daniel Rubin rounds…

Sunset on the Delaware River [slideshow]

Spied: Samuel Yellin's fanciful, feathered ironwork at Curtis Institute

As a tour guide for the Preservation Alliance, Mary Anne Eves knows a thing or two about the city's architectural history.…

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