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Ground Broken on LOVEPark Redevelopment [License PHOTOS]


Construction worker walks past Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE Statue, situated at JFK Plaza (a.k.a LOVE Park), in Center City Philadelphia, PA. City Officials broke ground for the redevelopment of the Center City Philadelphia, park on February 10. Incorporated in the design will be a renovated saucer, now housing the Visitors Center, better access and open sight lines.

Philadelphia city officials broke ground on the redevelopment of Philly’s iconic Center City public space at JFK Plaza, better know as LOVE Park. Renderings of the final design of Love Park, Philadelphia show open sight-lines from City Hall to the Art Museum, and vice-versa, as well as greater access along the park’s edges.

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NewsWorks: An espresso bar and art gallery grows along Germantown’s Coulter Street [video]

Video produced for WHYY’s NewsWorks.org as part of a story by Brian Hickey (@GTownWOLane)

May 28, 2013;  On a spectrum that starts with a vision and ends with reality, Germantown’s Coulter Street Supply Co. sits somewhere in between.

“We want to show people who haven’t been here that, yeah, this area is rough around the edges, but it’s beautiful here. The history, the architecture, the trees, the people. We want to celebrate all of that. … It’s all individual effort, but people are really coming together in Germantown.” -Tim Walkiewicz of Coulter Street Supply Co.

With each passing day, though, Tim Walkiewicz and John Burke inch closer toward a tangible presence which will bring an espresso bar, rotating art gallery and commercial space to Germantown’s western edge… (Story on WHYY.org)



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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