City Hall Peeks Through

The Beautiful Destruction of Market East

A few years ago I bought a $10 photograph at Mostly Books. My friend told me it was too much, but I didn’t bother to […]


Morning Headlines: How Did This Illegal Demolition in Fairmount Happen?

News of an illegal demolition having taken place on Poplar Street last spring has emerged, the Inquirer‘s Alfred Lubrano reports: Little more than a year after a botched demolition […]


Morning Headlines: Queen Lane Apartments Getting Cleared Out For Demolition

Don’t worry, months of waiting are almost over (but not quite yet)! PlanPhilly’s Aaron Moselle reports the demolition prepping for the Queen Lane Apartments is […]


Demolition Begins on Cheesecake Factory Site

Demolition has begun at the corner of 15th and Walnut Streets. That can only mean one thing, Cheesecake Factory will be here before you know […]


Was Shirt Corner’s Collapse Planned?

The building known as Shirt Corner at Third and Market is gone, having collapsed entirely today. Its dissolution isn’t a surprise as L&I ordered it […]


Gallery: The Demolition of Ortlieb’s Brewery

Property photographer Laura Kicey went over to the Henry F. Ortlieb Brewery site in Northern Liberties this weekend to chronicle its end. She came away […]

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Here’s a Video of the Inept Demolition Work on the Building Before It Collapsed

The Hoagie City sign falling down onto the sidewalk near the trolley station–right there, you’ve got a problem.