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A First Look at Toll’s Second Jewelers Row Tower

“It’s better than last year’s.” That’s the best thing that can be said about SLCE Architects’ reworked condominium tower for Toll Brothers City Living, which […]

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Panelists Ponder the Parkway’s Next 100 Years

Back around 1917, when the Fairmount Parkway was just beginning its process of becoming, two Frenchmen produced what turned out to be rival visions for […]

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Lovers of Design

Each year, publishers release dozens of hefty tomes full of eye-popping photographs of striking new buildings and drop-dead-gorgeous interiors. In addition to keeping your coffee […]

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The Case for Raising the Roof on Philly Rowhouses

Maybe you know a Philly couple with this dilemma: They’re thrilled with their rowhome but need a tad more space — maybe there’s a kid […]

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Habitat: A Family Affair in Chadds Ford

After an electrical fire ravaged the home that once sat on this wooded Chadds Ford property, West Chester-based architect Richard Buchanan was left with little […]

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We Built This City: The Know-It-All Guide to Philadelphia Architecture

Philly’s 8 Most Important Buildings for Architecture And why they play a role in Philly’s architectural history. Read more » Past and Present: Philadelphia’s All-Star Architects […]

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Was There Really a “Philadelphia School of Architecture”?

So, what is the “Philadelphia School”? J.T.: Writings about Philadelphia architecture allude to it as a loose collection of prolific architects who happened to be in […]

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Get Your Arch On: How to Become a Philly Architecture Expert

1. In the warmer months, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia hosts niche walking tours with titles like “Art Deco” and “Littlest Streets East of Broad.” 

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The 8 Most Important Buildings in Philadelphia

» See Also: The Know-It-All-Guide to Philly Architecture Published as “8 Big-Deal Buildings” in the November 2017 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

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Philadelphia’s All-Star Architects

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The Latimer House’s Builder-Owners Contemplate Its Future

There are still people in and around Washington Square West who don’t quite know what to make of the house at 1200 Latimer St. Quite […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Cecil Baker, Jerry Sweeney and Jay Shah on Our Changing Skyline

It still takes some getting used to seeing tower construction cranes as a constant presence on the Philadelphia skyline. But those cranes are the icons […]

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Scannapieco Officially Finishes 500 Walnut

Perhaps the person most surprised at pulling off the feat that is 500 Walnut is Tom Scannapieco himself. His goal, he told the assembled audience […]

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A French Country Estate in the City: A Rare Opportunity in Mt. Airy for $1.55M

Not all of the homes visionary builder George Woodward built are in Chestnut Hill. In his later years as a developer, Woodward branched out from […]

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The Bourse Enters Its Fourth Phase

In case you haven’t heard yet, the second-most-popular tourist attraction in Philadelphia after the Liberty Bell/Independence Hall duo is the Reading Terminal Market, our homegrown, fresh-and-local […]