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First Photos and Review of Temple’s New Morgan Hall

Morgan Hall

Photo by Bradley Maule for Hidden City

Over at Hidden City, Nathaniel Popkin and Bradley Maule have posted an exclusive first look at Temple’s new residence complex, Mitchell and Hilarie Morgan Hall, which opens on Monday. Popkin, who filled in for Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron while she was in Boston on fellowship, gives the building an extremely favorable first review of the MGA Partners-designed complex:

But a great building, of course, does much more than meet the private needs of the owner. It performs multiple, intricate functions all at once. It endures and grows in our imaginations; it fixes itself as a kind of landmark on the urban landscape. It contributes to wider societal goods and goals. Morgan Hall is indeed such a building.

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Morning Headlines: Temple Collapse: “This Was a Very Serious Situation”

Injured construction worker

Injured construction worker being removed from Temple construction site. Photo: Gerry Senker

Floor collapses in Temple University building under construction [update from yesterday] [6ABC]
Firehouse to be torn down, but then what? [Daily News]
The Oval: A Big Step In Moving Towards Parkway 2.0 [philebrity]
Residential conversion likely for Antiquarian’s Delight, former synagogue [PlanPhilly]
Main Line real estate couple set court date in harassment case [Main Line Times]
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Breaking: Temple Construction Site Collapse [UPDATED]

Photo: Gerry Senker

Photo: Gerry Senker

Emergency vehicles are at the scene at 12th and Berks, where part of a building under construction, the Science Education Research Center, has fallen in. An injured construction worker has been lowered onto a stretcher and is being taken for treatment. Below, Temple’s most recent tweet: TU Advisory: TU Police reporting incident on construction site [...]

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Hood Links: Drexel’s URBN Center, Mt. Airy’s Lovett Park, East Passyunk’s New Team Room

Rendering of Drexel's new URBN Center via philebrity

Rendering of Drexel's new URBN Center via philebrity

Here it is, your afternoon neighborhood news fix. · UCity: Drexel’s New URBN Center Has Stairways That Lead To Stairways [philebrity] · Center City: Historic Walnut Street Home Undergoing Renovations [Naked Philly] · Everywhere: 13 weird street names in and around Philadelphia [philly.com] · Mt. Airy: Lovett Park Revitalization Brings Collaboration [Philadelphia Neighborhoods] · East [...]

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Hottest Philadelphia City Neighborhoods: Lower North Philly

It’s back! More neighborhoods from this month’s Real Estate Issue of Philadelphia Magazine–”The New Hot Neighborhoods.” This week we start out with what once would have been a bit of a surprise: Lower North Philly. But these days, with everyone feeling energy and excitement about North Broad Street, there’s hope–and house sales–in the air.

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Which Is Safer: A Neighborhood With Tree Cover or Without?

According to the study, this corner would be pretty safe. Photo: Liz Spikol

According to the study, this corner would be pretty safe. Photo: Liz Spikol

Walking home late at night, people often avoid walking under trees because that’s where it’s dark. If we can’t be seen, we’re more vulnerable–or that’s what it feels like, anyway. That perception is just one of the reasons that it’s always seemed intuitive that more trees in a neighborhood = more crime.

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Sale Finally Pending on the Saddest Home in Philadelphia

saddest home in philadelphia

This house near Broad and Girard had listings photos that made you want to run to the house with a bag full of groceries and medical supplies to make sure the occupant would survive the night. In a city where 31 percent of families live in poverty, the home showed disturbing signs of habitation: foodstuffs in the kitchen, for instance; a jacket hanging up; toiletries, and a towel hanging on a door in the bathroom; a bedroom that, despite its misery, looks like it’s regularly used.

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