Inga Saffron

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Panel To Tackle Past, Present and Future in Chestnut Hill

Back in the 1960s, around the time each of them designed iconic residences in the neighborhood, architects Louis Kahn, Romaldo Giurgola and Robert Venturi discussed how […]

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New Additions on Market West Making Progress, Including 1700 Market

In April, we put you on to some interesting developments aimed at enlivening the street experience along Market Street West. Traditionally a stodgy business district, […]

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Boot & Saddle Sign Will Soon Shine Again

UPDATE: Monday’s Boot & Saddle sign relighting has been postponed. Len Davidson says more work needed before the old boot glows again over Broad Street. […]

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Will Philadelphia’s Historic Jewelers’ Row Last?

What are those qualities that give great cities their “strong sense of place” ? We recounted those here some months back, but the one that has our attention […]

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Morning Headlines: The Impact of Next-Gen Digital Signage

We all know that technology changes at a break-neck speed. The latest cell phones rapidly become outdated early on within the two-year contract period. So […]

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Saffron: ‘Fishtown Is Having Its Williamsburg Moment’

Does the fancy hotel proposed on Frankford Avenue by Roland Kassis position artsy/hipster-y Fishtown squarely as Philadelphia’s version of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York? The Inquirer‘s […]

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Morning Headlines: The Curious Case of the Germantown YWCA

The fate of the historic Germantown YWCA building hangs in the balance due to a standoff between District Councilwoman Cindy Bass, developer Ken Weinstein and […]

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Morning Headlines: Stalled Apartment Project Near Clark Park Will Meet the Neighbors, Again

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Developers of an apartment project at 4224 Baltimore Ave. will meet with the community to discuss their […]

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Morning Headlines: Bicycle Racing Arena Proposed for South Philly

According to Inga Saffron, the proposed $100 million velodrome, which would sit on four of FDR Park’s 300-plus acres, has earned the blessing of both bicycle […]

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Morning Headlines: Saffron On the New Family Court Building

It’s been a long time coming, but last week, the Philadelphia Family Court finally moved its headquarters to a recently completed, nine-story, glass and metal building […]

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Morning Headlines: Someone Finally Stands Up To Blackwell

Will Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell respond now? Since April, Blackwell has ignored a zoning variance request from developers planning a mixed-use condo complex at 43rd and Baltimore. […]

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Morning Headlines: Saffron: Philly’s Boardwalk Beats NYC’s High Line

Phila.’s new gem: A stroll on the Schuylkill [Inquirer] Inga Saffron is downright ebullient today. Her feelings about the newly completed and opened Schuylkill Banks […]

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Everybody Hates Dilworth Park [UPDATED]

UPDATE 9/9/2014: OK, OK. So not everybody hates Dilworth Park. ORIGINAL: Well, the redesign of City Hall’s Dilworth Plaza debuted last week as the $55 […]

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Morning Headlines: Saffron Crashes the Dilworth Praise Party

The torrent of accolades for the city’s newest public (well, “public,” but more on that in a second) park continued through the weekend … right […]

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Morning Headlines: Inga Saffron’s Take on Building Plan Behind Rodin

An apartment building has been proposed for the narrow space behind the Rodin Museum, and you can bet the Inquirer’s Inga Saffron has feelings about […]