January 16, 2014
So the new Comcast Innovation and Technology Center. Pretty awesome news. For so many reasons — the jobs and economic impact, the impressive architecture, the new hotel, adding a new skyscraper to the city’s skyline… — but one of the elements that has us the most excited is the top-floor restaurant. Yes, the restaurant that’s [...]Read more»
June 26, 2013
In case you haven’t heard, the Hidden City Festival is truly extraordinary. And if you haven’t already visited at least one of the the 10 projects at nine locations, it’s now or never. This weekend, the five-week festival of site-specific art installations within hidden-in-plain-sight Philadelphia venues comes to a close. Running from Thursday, June 27, [...]Read more»
June 14, 2013
Have you experienced the awe-inspiring Hidden City Festival yet? If not, it’s high time to discover the incredible site-specific art installations within nine hidden-in-plain-sight Philadelphia venues. Running through June 30, the 10 projects at nine locations will be on view for just two more weeks. Each of the festival sites not only spotlight under-appreciated destinations, [...]Read more»
May 22, 2013
Let the Hidden City Festival be your guide on a treasure hunt to discover incredible site-specific art installations within nine of Philadelphia’s oft-forgotten architectural gems. Running through June 30, 10 projects by visionary artists will be exhibited at nine locations in a wide array of neighborhoods including Center City, Germantown, Frankford, South Philadelphia and University [...]Read more»
December 26, 2012
Celebrate the architectural and urban design accomplishments of Philadelphia with the Philadelphia Center for Architecture’s latest cool walking tour, Emergence of a Modern Metropolis. Each Saturday through March 2013, this two-hour city circuit explores elements of Philadelphia’s structural evolution from its historical beginnings to its contemporary additions. Focal points include the Victorian interior of the [...]Read more»
November 2, 2012
Philadelphia is home to one of the oldest and most prestigious divisions of the American Institute of Architects. Founded in 1869 and paying tribute to more than 300 years of architectural design in our city, AIA is representative of close to 1,500 member architects of the Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. The Center for [...]Read more»
October 4, 2012
One part Civil War hero, one part architectural adventurer, 100 percent Philadelphian — Frank Furness provides the focus of the current exhibition at PAFA, Building a Masterpiece: Frank Furness’ Factory for Art, part of a citywide celebration of the 100th anniversary of his death. Locally-born Furness had to fight for more than just the preservation [...]Read more»
October 1, 2012
This just in: The Barnes Foundation’s gorgeous new Benjamin Franklin Parkway location has received a Platinum level of environmental certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the very first major art and education institution in the country to do so. The building, in a special ceremony late last week, was certified as Platinum under [...]Read more»
July 2, 2012
If you’re a fan of Bruce Nauman’s neon work on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, then you’ll love Neon Art: Folk, Found and Fine, on view now at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture (PCA). Organized by Philly’s own neon artist, Len Davidson, Neon Art features artwork created by local craftsmen and artisans using the fun and funky technology of neon lighting. The free exhibition includes [...]Read more»
Meet Mayor Michael Nutter, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. We filmed him inside his office at City Hall (so cool!) to learn what he wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia.
It’s also a particularly important day for Mr. Nutter as he will officially kick off Philly Beer Week 2012 tonight at Opening Tap, by smashing open the first official keg of the week: Brotherly Suds 3, a special collaboration beer among a number of local breweries.
Meet Mr. Mayor Nutter for yourself, above.
The Mayor’s Office at Philadelphia City Hall
1 Penn Square
Meet Mayor Michael Nutter, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. We filmed him inside his office at City Hall (so cool!) to learn what he wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia. It’s also a particularly important day for Mr. Nutter as he will officially kick off Philly Beer Week 2012 tonight at Opening Tap, [...]Read more»