Changing Skyline: On Penn's campus, a new-old building isn't preservation as we know it

Posted on Friday, Aug 05, 2016
Preservation diehards aren't going to like Penn's new Perry World House. As part of his design for the research institute, New York's David Piscuskas has painstakingly renovated the outside of a charming 19th-century workers' cottage on Locust Walk by the influential Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan. Everything from the metal ice guards on its faceted mansard roof to its carved wooden porch columns has been polished to perfection.