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Exploring Urban Philadelphia’s Changing Face



Urban Exploration
 – Growing collection of images depicting development projects in and around Philadelphia, PA.
Most images in this slideshow are previously published as part of the NW Philly coverage of WHYY’s NewsWorks.org & PlanPhilly.org. The photos in this growing collection are shot over the past years in and around Philadelphia, PA.
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Hop on over to PetaPixel for more on ‘roof topping’, ‘underbelly photography’ and other forms that might be considered dangerous to public safety.

By Michael Zang – March 20, 2013: National Counterterrorism Center: Urban Exploration Photos Pose Security Risk

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Alleged vandalism at Quaker construction site causes $500,000 in damages (via NewsWorks)

Signs of vandalism are show at the construction site of the Quaker Meeting House in Chestnut Hill. ..The operating cabin of a construction crane is rendered useless by fire. The crane is parked on the construction site of the future new Quakers Meeting House in Chestnut Hill. (Access to additional material on request) (Bas Slabbers)
Signs of vandalism are show at the construction site of the Quaker Meeting House in Chestnut Hill. ..The operating cabin of a construction crane is rendered useless by fire. The crane is parked on the construction site of the future new Quakers Meeting House in Chestnut Hill. (Access to additional material on request) (photo: Bas Slabbers)

Philadelphia police are investigating an alleged case of vandalism at the construction site of a highly anticipated Quaker meetinghouse in Chestnut Hill. The suspected arson occurred sometime between 4 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday at 20 E. Mermaid…

Continue reading Alleged vandalism at Quaker construction site causes $500,000 in damages (via NewsWorks)

Highlights of historic camera collection before auctioned off



An impressive collection of more than 350 old cameras will be put up for auction on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at Fuller’s Fine Art Auctions in Philadelphia, PA.

Collection highlights are the “Worlds fastest Lens”, the first motorized camera and a custom build Leica ‘Reporter’ for NFL Films.

The cameras were collected by Edward Kaprelian (1913-1997), who after WWII became an expert on camera and lens technology. In May 1945, the U.S. Army seized more than 2,000 Carl Zeiss lenses from Germany as “war reparations” and turned them over to Kaprelian, who was then serving as Chief of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Engineering Labs in Fort Monmouth, N.J.

Kaprelian went on to become an avid collector of photographic equipment and materials during his lifetime and amassed a large collection of important cameras spanning the history of photography.

 


A selection of photos from this collection are published with the Nov 18, 2011 article by Alan Tu: “Vintage cameras to be auctioned off Saturday by Mt. Airy auction house” – You can read the full article on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org