Washington Square is one of our favorite public spaces in the entire city, forming a quiet respite on the border of the Society Hill and Washington Square West neighborhoods. Though it doesn't seem to get as much love as Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square's quiet, tranquil vibe is one that suits

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12th And Race-01

The northeast corner of 12th & Race is home to one of our least favorite surface parking lots in town. There's a hotel immediately across the street to the west. The Convention Center sits across the street to the south. And yet this parcel has been used as a surface

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Often when we're writing up construction updates, we have a long story to tell about why something is further behind than initial plans. Today however, we have a very different story to tell. We visited 5001 Umbria St. last summer to report on demolition permits that were issued for a

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It was almost exactly a year ago that we checked in at 2406 Frankford Ave., just to the north of the Fishtown Roundabout. We obviously enjoy a good roundabout, and we were checking on a project that was slated to rise near numerous other projects which were in various stages of

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If you're not overly familiar with the corner of 9th & Buttonwood, we certainly understand. This corner sits in something of a no-man's land, with the structures at 901 Buttonwood St. not exactly giving an architectural reason to journey to this locale. These buildings have also been severely altered since

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Manayunk is a neighborhood that elicits strong reactions, some extremely positive and some less so. For us, we can never get enough of the steep hills, metal and stone infrastructure, historic architecture, and dense character that combine to make this neighborhood something of its own little hamlet. The property at

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While Fishtown and East Kensington continue to fill in, development keeps pushing further and further north, with Lehigh Ave. forming a natural border to the neighborhoods to the north. At 2654 Coral St., right near the busy corner of Frankford & Lehigh, the building party continues at the site of

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5000 E. Flat Rock Rd. might not be an address you'd immediately recognize, and for good reason. Sitting at the NW end of Venice Island, the man-made strip of land just off "mainland" Manayunk, this property is nearly impossible to see, save from quite a far distance. After serving as

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We've waxed poetic about Ridge Ave. numerous times, so we won't belabor the point: this commercial artery is both historic and rapidly changing. Ridge in Roxborough has seen plenty of development in recent years, which brings us to 5959 Ridge Ave. to see an example of the corridor's ongoing evolution.


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When we were digging into the history of Starr Garden Park, the block-sized recreation space between 6th & 7th on the south side of Lombard, we realized we could reference...ourselves. This park dates all the way back to 1895 and still serves as a wonderful, tree-filled space smack-dab in the

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