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Mr Saturn64 May 20, 2017 9:29 PM

Wait, so is the little park between Logan Square and the Free Library actually open? Cause I was joking the other day about how it was going to be finished in some distant time.

PhilliesPhan May 20, 2017 9:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Larry King (Post 7810731)
FYI Philliesfan that framing on broad near Allegheny has been like that for like 5 years, stalled project.

Bummer. That stretch of North Broad (Lehigh to Allegheny) is just asking for revitalization. The proposal at Broad and Indiana will help, but that area has so much unrealized potential to remain in the current state.

Guipos08 May 20, 2017 10:38 PM

The half capping drives me nuts.

Sgalla04 May 22, 2017 12:29 AM

Watt Khmer Palelai
 
Was walking around Bartram's Garden today and saw the Buddhist Temple. I wish I could have walked around it, but there were fences everywhere.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4175/3...2edb2cb2_b.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4156/3...b844aa03_b.jpg

McBane May 22, 2017 1:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TallCoolOne (Post 7810685)

This is a great little space....for the homeless. Who's going to bypass Logan Square and Sister Cities Park (or that shitty green space to the left in the picture) to come here? The city is going to have to do something to activate this space. I'd suggest a beer garden with some food trucks during the warm months.

In general the Parkway needs more active uses and less empty space.

mcgrath618 May 22, 2017 2:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McBane (Post 7811554)
This is a great little space....for the homeless. Who's going to bypass Logan Square and Sister Cities Park (or that shitty green space to the left in the picture) to come here? The city is going to have to do something to activate this space. I'd suggest a beer garden with some food trucks during the warm months.

In general the Parkway needs more active uses and less empty space.

The Barnes was a step in the right direction...
The baseball parks are not.

PhilliesPhan May 22, 2017 2:41 AM

Forgot to post this yesterday (5/20), but 2108-10 Walnut is starting to rise!

http://i.imgur.com/97lVfi6.jpg?1

BenKatzPhillytoParis May 22, 2017 4:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcgrath618 (Post 7811574)
The Barnes was a step in the right direction...
The baseball parks are not.

The baseball parks were not a "step" in any direction. They've been there for generations. They're one of the most activated well-used amenities on the parkway.

BenKatzPhillytoParis May 22, 2017 5:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McBane (Post 7811554)
This is a great little space....for the homeless. Who's going to bypass Logan Square and Sister Cities Park (or that shitty green space to the left in the picture) to come here? The city is going to have to do something to activate this space. I'd suggest a beer garden with some food trucks during the warm months.

In general the Parkway needs more active uses and less empty space.

Definitely agree the Parkway needs more active users. Not sure we need food trucks everywhere. I think a simple cafe that serves alcohol would do the trick. As well as simply continued development on the parkway's edges. As someone who lives a block from there when I live in Philly, I definitely am happy about this. Walking across the Parkway at 20th street while it was a mess for so long was a real blight on the streetscape.

1487 May 22, 2017 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BenKatzPhillytoParis (Post 7811664)
Definitely agree the Parkway needs more active users. Not sure we need food trucks everywhere. I think a simple cafe that serves alcohol would do the trick. As well as simply continued development on the parkway's edges. As someone who lives a block from there when I live in Philly, I definitely am happy about this. Walking across the Parkway at 20th street while it was a mess for so long was a real blight on the streetscape.

The 676 project will leave the area looking much better than it did before. I'm not sure what people on here are complaining about honestly. We shouldn't have open plazas or benches because of the homeless? Really?

McBane May 22, 2017 1:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1487 (Post 7811753)
The 676 project will leave the area looking much better than it did before. I'm not sure what people on here are complaining about honestly. We shouldn't have open plazas or benches because of the homeless? Really?

When there not enough people to utilize every plaza, then yes, they become barren windswept spaces that attract the homeless.

And the reason I suggested food trucks is b/c there is already Cafe Cret a block away. Food trucks would be different. And a beer garden. Something to activate that space.

SEFTA May 22, 2017 2:43 PM

The pic reminds me of Pennsylvania Avenue in DC. It was just a matter of cleaning up the neighborhood and one of the city's most iconic locations. The Parkway now has a formal landscaped entrance and a better pedestrian connection to Logan Square. It redefines the area as a pedestrian friendly zone. It's a part of a bigger picture and they did a fine job. It's a fair response to the development that is coming this way.
These are basically passive spaces where many people will be passing by everyday. They need no other purpose other than just being.
Philadelphia is a very dense congested city and needs all the people spaces it can get.
Yeah, the missing caps are annoying but I will always hope they see the wisdom the capping of 676, someday.
https://www.facebook.com/cap676/

Knight Hospitaller May 22, 2017 8:26 PM

Conversion in Point Breeze. Burn it down! ;)
https://www.philadelinquency.com/201...me-apartments/

summersm343 May 23, 2017 2:11 AM

Timeline: 10 Schuylkill River Trail projects in the pipeline

Read more here:
https://philly.curbed.com/2016/1/21/...jects-timeline

summersm343 May 23, 2017 2:23 AM

401 Race - luxury apartments/retail - 4 floors
Update from Building Philly

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...75&oe=59A280BF

https://www.facebook.com/BuildingPhilly/

PhilliesPhan May 23, 2017 7:13 PM

Just received word that Pyramid Lofts, located at 3101 Glenwood Avenue in Brewerytown, is 50% pre-leased! This project is not finished yet, which speaks to not only the strength of the market in Brewerytown, but another real estate factor that I've noticed: the relative scarcity of loft-style units in the city.

Also, if anyone is interested, Pyramid Lofts will be holding an open house on Thursday, June 8th from 5:30-8:30 PM.

shadowbat2 May 24, 2017 9:28 AM

Hale Building update:

The false facade has been removed revealing original window frames that had been buried for decades. Also some graffiti appears to have been removed....

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4252/3...252fd0a1_c.jpgHale Building May 23, 2017 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4276/3...d3dda446_c.jpgHale Building May 23, 2017 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4204/3...1b85e9a4_c.jpgHale Building May 23, 2017 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4252/3...18bb46ff_c.jpgHale Building May 23, 2017 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4200/3...cbe55fe7_c.jpgHale Building May 23, 2017 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4224/3...1d72c7a5_c.jpgHale Building May 23, 2017 by tehshadowbat, on Flickr

PHL10 May 24, 2017 11:56 AM

Thanks for the photos Shadowbat! Incredible. It’s hard to believe that covering intricate stonework with a flat false façade was ever considered a design improvement.

Baconboy007 May 24, 2017 3:47 PM

Take down a couple of whales and everyone loses their mind. But, take down this sweet ass money clip and no one bats an eye.

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9506...7i13312!8i6656

Noam215 May 24, 2017 4:27 PM

Philly police HQ to move to former Inquirer/Daily News building
 
Philly police HQ to move to former Inquirer/Daily News building:

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pe...-20170524.html

This means they are abandoning plans to use the former Provident Mutual Life building at 46th & Market which has been undergoing renovations for the past several years.
To me this is an outrage and a betrayal of all the tax paying citizens of the city.
They cannot on the one hand cry poor and raise taxes (soda, property etc) and then on the other hand walk away from a $250M renovation just because the police can’t find their way on the El from 46th St to the courthouse downtown. Obviously the Inquirer building will require tens of millions of dollars of work to transform it into the new roundhouse so not only will they have squandered $250M of tax payer money renovating a building that is going to be severely underused they now plan to throw good money after bad and spend more of the tax payers hard earned dollars.


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