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Turrell Skyspace, pairing light and space, set to open to the public (via NewsWorks)

Artist James Turrell and architect Jim Bradberry attend the first viewing of Turrell's Skyspace installation at the new Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House. (Bas Slabbers)

The decision by a small group of Philadelphia Quakers to incorporate a James Turrell Skyspace light installation in the design of their new meetinghouse harks back to a tradition of pairing religion with art and architecture. “Greeting the Light” is…

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Turrell Skyspace installation begins in Chestnut Hill, meetinghouse set to open in June (via NewsWorks)

The upper most opening of the James Turrell Skyspace is now in place.  ( Jana Shea /for NewsWorks )
The upper most opening of the James Turrell Skyspace is now in place. ( Jana Shea /for NewsWorks )

As construction on the new worship space for the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting (CHFM) nears completion, installation of its highly anticipated centerpiece has begun. The meetinghouse is generating international attention for being the next site of a…

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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…

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