Carl Dranoff's Evolving Architectural Taste

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One thing you can say about Carl Dranoff’s taste in architecture is that it’s getting better. On Wednesday, he held a lavish ground-breaking... Read more
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I-95: Where's the Data?

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Andrew Stober, Mayor Nutter’s point person on transportation, had the unenviable task Thursday night of trying to defend the planned... Read more
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Philadelphia modernizes zoning code - and itself

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Bill signing ceremonies are generally pretty rote affairs. City Hall staffers and a few interested parties pack the seats in the portrait-bedecked... Read more
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Philadelphia goes to Harvard

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Having worked as the Inquirer’s architecture critic for a decade, I knew that the election of Mayor Nutter in 2007 had freed Philadelphia’s... Read more
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Boston's secret to success

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The Red Sox may be tanking, but it's still hard for a Philadelphian not to feel jealous of Boston. As people here are endlessly fond of pointing... Read more
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How Boston isn't like Philadelphia

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I’ve been in the Boston area just a few weeks, but I already see it’s a very different place than Philadelphia. I’ve always... Read more

Developer unveils $100M plan for Spectrum land

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A plan to bring life to the vast asphalt desert at Philadelphia’s sports complex took another step forward today when a Baltimore developer... Read more

How to Hide a Big Brown Refrigerator

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Society Hill residents still haven't accommodated themselves to the huge brown signal boxes that began appearing on street corners last year... Read more