Changing Skyline: When the new South Street Bridge opens Saturday after a heroic, 23-month reconstruction, Philadelphia finally will have a downtown bridge that caters to all users - drivers, cyclists, and pedestrian, writes Inquirer architectural critic Inga Saffron.
Daniel Rubin: City officials have been trying to attract conventioneers with a campaign called "Philadelphia: The Complete Package," which pictures iconic Philly sites rising over the gleaming skyline. Here's another idea: Think outside the cheesesteak.
Given the proximity of the state prison across from Harrah's new Route 291 racino in Chester, the inmates probably enjoy the best views of the hall's dazzling neon marquee, with its oversized simulated slot machine. And given the cheerless design of Harrah's gaming floor, the state inmates are probably no less confined than the slots slaves tethered to their electronic consoles.