Monthly Archives: February 2011

Little things add up to a lot

This past Thursday, the University of Pennsylvania broke ground on its long-awaited Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at 32nd & Walnut Streets.  The new center will be a research center for observing microscopic subjects and developing molecule size items, … Continue reading

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New Francisville development ready to break ground

In my first set of posts, I talked about the Francisville neighborhood, in North Philadelphia, and how it’s changing.  Francisville is a unique neighborhood, with streets that intersect at odd angles, just north of Center City.  In my first post about … Continue reading

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New 34 storey highrise could start new Center City building boom

  Working at The Condo Shop office at 21st & Chestnut Streets, I am often looking out at the Sidney Hillman Medical Center, a senior medical center for former apparel manufacturing workers, on the corner of Chestnut and Van Pelt Streets.  … Continue reading

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Redeveloping Norris Square

If you’ve ever been on the Market-Frankford line through the heart of Kensington, you’ve certainly been through the curve where the El turns from over Front Street to over Kensington Avenue, just north of the York-Dauphin Station in the Norris Square neighborhood.  … Continue reading

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Paint the town Lenfest

Last week, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts finally broke ground on the long-awaited remake of the 1400 block of Cherry Street, imbetween the original Academy of Fine Arts museum (America’s first major art museum) and the Academy’s Hamilton Building. … Continue reading

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New market rate development in the middle of West Philadelphia

One of the most transformed neighborhoods, if not the most transformed neighborhood, in the city in recent years is the Mill Creek neighborhood in the heart of West Philadelphia.  Mill Creek was once home to one of the biggest and … Continue reading

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Renovating the Parkway’s public spaces

Despite this excruciating recession preventing or delaying most new construction in the city, the city government and community groups are planning numerous public space improvements throughout.  In some areas, there are so many improvements planned that these areas will be … Continue reading

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