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May 15, 2012

Sneak Peek: An Early Look Inside The Breathtaking New Barnes Foundation, Opening This Weekend On The Benjamin Franklin Parkway

When the new Barnes Foundation opens to the public on May 19, 2012 — this Saturday (!!) — the world’s largest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings — including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cezannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos and 7 Van Goghs — will join the already amazingly robust museum district along the Benjamin […]

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Isaiah Zagar, Creator Of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
 

Check out the video above to meet artist Isaiah Zagar of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and learn what he wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia.

Zagar, a local artist who began tiling South Street in the 1960s and never stopped, constructed Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens out of cement, bicycle spokes, bottles, ceramic shards and other artistic knick-knacks.

Zagar has created more than 100 mosaics in Philadelphia. Meet him, and see inside the gardens, above.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
1022-1024 South Street
www.philadelphiasmagicgardens.org

Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
www.ciracenter.com

Check out the video above to meet artist Isaiah Zagar of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and learn what he wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia. Zagar, a local artist who began tiling South Street in the 1960s and never stopped, constructed Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens out of cement, bicycle spokes, bottles, ceramic shards and other artistic […]

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Welcome to Uwishunu's video series called "Philly 101," featuring 101 videos about Philadelphia in 101 days. Each video features a different Philadelphian, from top chefs and boutique owners to hotel doormen and brewers, sharing what they wish more people knew about Philly. Let us know what you wish more people knew about in the comments, on Twitter and on Facebook.
 

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April 27, 2012

Coming Attraction: A First Look Inside The Forthcoming Hotel Monaco, And Its Restaurant The Red Owl Tavern, Opening On Independence Mall This September

The opening of Philadelphia’s first new hotel in the Historic District in years is now quickly approaching, with The Hotel Monaco Philadelphia now slated for a September debut on Independence Mall. The project is an adaptive reuse development of Philadelphia’s historic Lafayette Building at the corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets in the heart of […]

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April 20, 2012

Drexel To Transform Chestnut Street At 32nd Street Into A New Campus Gateway With A Mixed Use Development Featuring Restaurants, Retail Space And Housing

Exciting design update for University City: Drexel University and American Campus Communities will transform Chestnut Street between 32nd and 33rd Streets into a new gateway for both Drexel and University City. The stretch of street will feature 361,200 square feet of mixed-use student housing and retail space. The estimated $97.6 million project has a targeted […]

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Steve Duross, Owner Of Duross & Langel Shop In Midtown Village
 

Check out the video below to meet Steve Duross, founder and owner of Duross & Langel in Midtown Village, the city’s go-to shop for handmade soaps, candles, balms and scrubs, all prepared upstairs by hand in a variety of seductive scents from cherry almond to lavender oatmeal to red clover. You’ll see Steve on site at the store, get a peek at what you can pick up if you’re not already addicted to his soaps and learn about what he wishes you knew about Philly.

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Check out the video below to meet Steve Duross, founder and owner of Duross & Langel in Midtown Village, the city’s go-to shop for handmade soaps, candles, balms and scrubs, all prepared upstairs by hand in a variety of seductive scents from cherry almond to lavender oatmeal to red clover. You’ll see Steve on site […]

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March 6, 2012

Now Open: The Free Library’s Newly Restored Philbrick Hall, Featuring 2,500 Square Feet Of Previously Inaccessible Space, Energy-Efficient Lighting, Restored Beaux-Arts Ceiling And More

After nine months of extensive renovations, Philbrick Hall at the Free Library’s Central branch officially re-opened to the public on March 1. Brand New Features The renovation of Philbrick Hall opened up an additional 2,500 square feet of previously inaccessible space to the public, including the third floor mezzanine. The renovation features new seating, shelving […]

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January 13, 2012

Drexel To Welcome Robert A.M. Stern, The Preeminent Architect Of The Comcast Center And 10 Rittenhouse, For A Free Lecture, January 17

The Department of Architecture & Interiors of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University are bringing the renowned Robert A.M. Stern to town. Stern is a huge deal in the architecture world; he’s the dean and J.M. Hoppin professor of architecture at the Yale School of Architecture, and the founder and […]

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December 15, 2011

Penn’s Fine Arts Library Named One Of The Most Beautiful In The World

Flavorwire released its ranking of the 25 Most Beautiful College Libraries in the World, and the renowned Fisher Fine Arts Library at Penn made the cut. Originally built as the main library of the University of Pennsylvania’s new campus after it moved from Center City to West Philly in the 1870s, the Fisher Fine Arts Library is one of architect Frank Furness’s masterpieces. Fun fact: the library’s beautiful main reading room had a shining role in the Oscar-winning film Philadelphia — it was the backdrop for the emotionally charged law library scene. [Flavorwire]

December 2, 2011

The Philadelphia Center For Architecture Continues The 2011/2012 Season Of Its “Architecture In Film” Series With King Kong, December 5

The Philadelphia Center for Architecture continues the 2011/2012 season of its “Architecture in Film” series on Monday, December 5 with the classic King Kong. As the movie tells it, a film crew heads to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot only to discover a colossal gorilla who takes a shine to their female […]

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