Philadelphia has made the national news again–and this time it has nothing to do with a restaurant called Chink’s. Now the country is talking about the giant game of Pong that will be recreated on the facade of the Cira Centre for Philly Tech Week.
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With 177 backers for a total of $11,511, Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund went beyond its goal of $10,000. Congrats to all! This is going to be a terrific public space. See the video after the jump.
Rendering of Market8
The Design Advocacy Group is a collaborative of very smart people: urban planners, architects, designers and likeminded guardians of the aesthetic who advocate for quality in the built environment. In other words, if a developer is planning something horrendously ugly or damaging to public life in Philadelphia, they’ll hear about it from the DAG.
Photo: Gold Club on Facebook
The Gold Club Center City, which bills itself as a “world famous gentleman’s club,” will soon add to its renown with a new location in Northern Liberties. The Center City strip joint is at the end of Chancellor Street, that little alley by Applebee’s on 15th. Programming is rather diverse, from the burlesque Peek-a-Boo Revue to “performances” by porn stars (“Sex Machine” Kendall Karson will be there April 26th and 27th, FYI).
The endless conversations about what might happen to the Reading Viaduct–the old elevated train tracks that run above Callowhill and further north–have pretty much been centered around terms like “blight,” “adaptive reuse,” “economic development” and other terms that tend to glaze the eyes of the average Philadelphian who’s not involved in similar issues. But this weekend, the Viaduct gets fashionable.
Source: Daily Mail
Can’t find a hotel room in New York’s theater district for less than $400 per weekend night? Sorry, we can’t help with that. This hotel room isn’t the solution. It is, however, an incredibly stylish response to the glut of abandoned and vacant buildings in the city–and all over the world.
Carl Dranoff. Photo by Laura Kicey
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Interior design and architecture photographer Laura Kicey, who is Property’s staff image-maker, not only has a show opening this weekend at Gravy Studio, but her work can also be seen on an enormous screen at Commerce Square at 20th and Market, which is a little frightening.
Wynn Philadelphia, one of the six bidders vying for the city’s second casino license, will hold an outreach event this week to bring minority- and women-owned construction suppliers, subcontractors and vendors together for networking. This is apparently the first of many such events that will encourage diversity on the project–if this is the project that gets chosen, that is.
Philebrity was told by “multiple sources” that Point Breeze developer/coffee shop owner Ori Feibush, who’s had his share of contretemps with City Council members, was considering a run for office.