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Inga Saffron is the Architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Changing Skyline: The old 30th Street post office, designed during the Great Depression, was an urban barrier in the past, and it is an even bigger one now that it has been ringed with security posts and twinned with an off-putting parking garage.
Retailer Urban Outfitters is overhauling a Navy Yard workshop but saving its shabby charm. Renovation preserves the rough edges.
Architect Jeff Scherer remembers feeling a chest-clasping horror the first time he walked into the historic factory building that Urban Outfitters Inc...