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November 14, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Brand-New Museum Of The American Revolution To Open In Historic Philadelphia In Early 2017

This country’s revolutionary history never feels like its too far gone in Philadelphia, with the profusion of public attractions devoted to telling the many stories of our nation’s founding. In the coming years, Philadelphia will be home to yet another destination that will bring to life the events and people of the past when the […]

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May 16, 2014

The Preservation Alliance Kicks Off Its 2014 Architectural Walking Tour Season With More Than 60 Routes From Queen Village to Conshohocken

With the sun emerging from its loooooong winter hibernation, it’s the perfect time to get out and explore the city. Not sure where to begin? The Preservation Alliance makes it easy as it kicks off its 2014 season of guided architectural walking tours. From Queen Village to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and beyond, the organization […]

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January 16, 2014

First Look At The Sure-To-Be-Amazing Restaurant Located On The Top Floor Of The New Comcast Skyscraper, Almost 1,000 Feet Off The Ground

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 […]

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June 26, 2013

Last Chance: The Hidden City Festival Presents Its Final Four Days Of Incredible Installations, Closing This Sunday, June 30

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, […]

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June 14, 2013

Hidden City Festival Picks: Not-To-Be-Missed Events Happening Within The Final Two Weeks Of The Festival, Closing June 30

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, […]

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May 22, 2013

Our Guide To The Hidden City Festival’s Ten Incredible Projects On View At Nine Sites Through June 30

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 […]

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December 26, 2012

The Philadelphia Center For Architecture Offers “Emergence Of A Modern Metropolis” Walking Tours Of Philadelphia, Saturdays Through March

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 […]

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November 2, 2012

The Philadelphia Center For Architecture Presents Art By Architects, On Display Through November 16

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 […]

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October 4, 2012

Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Honors The 100th Anniversary Of The Passing Of Renowned Philadelphia-Bred Architect Frank Furness With A Special Exhibition Of His Drawings

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 […]

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October 1, 2012

Huzzah: The Barnes Foundation Receives Platinum LEED Certification, The First Major Art And Education Institution In The Country To Achieve This Status

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 […]

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