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Inga Saffron is the Architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Please sit down and greet the light," Jon Landau instructed as visitors arrived at the new Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House the other day just before sunset. By "sit down," Landau, a meeting member, actually meant "lie down." And by "greet the light," he meant, be prepared for Philadelphia's most entrancing new art installation.
For decades, Philadelphians heard barely a word about serious planning for the Delaware waterfront. Then Mayor Nutter took office and promised to transform the city's big river. Now it seems we never stop hearing about waterfront planning.