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Inga Saffron

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Saffron Shocker: A Carl Dranoff Building She Loves

We’re not sure whether this was one of Carl Dranoff’s goals for his new South Broad Street exclamation point, the SLS International Hotel and Residences, […]

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Saffron on Comcast Building’s Promise: “An Urban Icon for the Wired World”

Inga Saffron is excited. In the wake of the announcement of Comcast’s new 59-story tower at 18th and Arch — slated to open in 2017 […]

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Property’s Philebrity Awards Picks

Each year the website Philebrity solicits votes for its annual awards, which include categories ranging from General Fabulousness to Non-Profit of the Year. This year […]

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Saffron: West Philly Boom Is Nice, But Getting There May Be 100 Percent of the Battle

The Inquirer’s architecture critic, Inga Saffron, has occasionally been accused of being too negative — a charge leveled at most good critics at one time […]

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Saffron Underwhelmed By Waterfront Plans: “The Free Pretzels Were the Same”

Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron attended the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s Penn’s Landing presentation last week, during which new concepts were presented to the […]

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Ouch! Seven Inga Saffron Zingers About Home2Suites Hotel

Home2 Suites opened to the public on Tuesday and Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron minced no words in her review of Center City’s first new-construction […]

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Morning Headlines: Zoning Board Says No to Ori Feibush

Point Breeze developer Ori Feibush stirred some controversy this month when his lawyer, Wally Zimilong, sent a letter to a woman, Haley Dervinis, opposed to […]

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Morning Headlines: East Falls Apartment Complex Wins Design Endorsement

• Ridge Flats plan supported by Civic Design Review Committee [PlanPhilly] • Main Line Realtor fired over alleged critter dumping [philly.com] • HipCityVeg coming to […]

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Go West, Young Building: Generic Rental Slabs Migrate Toward University City

In her most recent Changing Skyline column, Inga Saffron noted fully seven apartment towers that are being built or heightened between 20th and 38th streets […]

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Philly: “A City With a Rich History of Municipal Incompetence.” But for Once We’re Not Alone.

In Next City, Patrick Kerkstra makes Philly negative exceptionalists feel better by pointing out that while Philadelphia demolition regulations are, indeed, lax, it’s far from […]

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Philly: “A City With a Rich History of Municipal Incompetence.” But for Once We’re Not Alone.

In Next City, Patrick Kerkstra makes Philly negative exceptionalists feel better by pointing out that while Philadelphia demolition regulations are, indeed, lax, it’s far from […]

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Inga Saffron Heads to the New Republic, Where Readers Are Smarter

No, the Inquirer’s architecture critic (left) is not leaving her hometown paper (scared you for a minute, didn’t we?). She’ll just be writing a monthly […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: The New Cheesecake Factory at 15th and Walnut

Center City’s Cheesecake Factory will reside in an architectural triumph: a glass cube designed by the architects of the Apple Stores.

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Inga Saffron On Le Bec Fin’s Interior

Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron weighs in on the new Le Bec-Fin. Though she doesn’t touch on the food, she does deliver food for […]