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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 […]

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Morning Headlines: A Mini PSFS Building? Historical Commission Makes Final Decision In One Week

Could a smaller model of the PSFS building rise from the corner of 13th and Florist? That’s what Inga Saffron seems to think after reviewing the […]

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Open House at 2116 Chestnut on Thursday

2116 Chestnut, the 34-story apartment tower near Rittenhouse Square that opened last summer, will host an open house on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. […]

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Ted Beitchman Is Back With Fast Philly Sports (And Inga Saffron Is Not Amused)

Just when we’d almost forgotten about publisher, ex-convict, and colorful Philadelphia character Ted Beitchman, he has resurfaced with a new website: FastPhillySports.com. Beitchman is the publisher […]

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Morning Headlines: Carl Dranoff’s One Riverside Gets Urban-Friendly Redesign

“A true urban tower,” that’s what Pulitzer-winning architecture critic Inga Saffron has called Carl Dranoff’s redesigned One Riverside project at 25th and Locust. The building, […]

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Did George Norcross Try to Boot Inga Saffron?

Jim Romenesko, who blogs about journalism at his eponymous Romenesko website, says Inquirer co-owner George Norcross tried to get architecture critic Inga Saffron reassigned from […]

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Inga’s Zingers: Nine Great Quips from Pulitzer Winner Inga Saffron

Yesterday, the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes were announced, and Inga Saffron of the Inquirer won the Pulitzer for criticism! Saffron’s one of my favorite local writers, […]

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Saffron Wins Pulitzer for Architecture Criticism

Saffron has been a finalist before, but this is her first Pulitzer win for architecture criticism. In fact, we hope the win celebrates the very […]

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Inga Saffron Wins a Pulitzer Prize

She’d been a finalist several times, now the award is hers: Inky architecture critic Inga Saffron has been awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in criticism. […]

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Morning Headlines: Artist-Designed Bike Rack Winners Will Be Available This Summer

Cyclists will soon get to test the functionality of last year’s bike rack design contest winners, which are currently on display at City Hall until […]

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Inga Saffron vs. Mural Arts: The T-Shirt Edition

This year marks the Mural Arts Program (MAP)’s 30th anniversary, and it should surprise no one that the Inquirer‘s Inga Saffron — a longtime critic […]

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Morning Headlines: Saffron Says New Templetown Housing Achieves the Impossible

In her latest column, Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron writes about the new North Philadelphia development Paseo Verde, calling it “a trifecta of socially responsible […]

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Morning Headlines: Saffron Assesses Mormon Tower and Meetinghouse Project

“How do you respond to a development where the architecture is awful, but the urbanism is terrific?” asks architecture critic Inga Saffron. The development with […]