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Old Posted Feb 20, 2020, 3:42 PM
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this building probably won't be marketed to up tight families with kids....lol. Hopefully they are not serious...because it's a dumb idea.
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2020, 3:46 PM
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2020, 4:43 PM
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2020, 5:28 PM
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wow, I thought the Calder museum was dead as a door-nail. What a nice surprise! I suppose a cap over the expressway would be too much to ask, but I'm intrigued by the sanctuary/garden idea.
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2020, 6:58 PM
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wow, I thought the Calder museum was dead as a door-nail. What a nice surprise! I suppose a cap over the expressway would be too much to ask, but I'm intrigued by the sanctuary/garden idea.
On the other hand, I had completely forgotten there were ever plans for a Calder museum, so this is a very pleasant surprise. FWIW, I don't think we'll ever see 676 capped west of where the cap currently goes (unless they close off the little open bit east of 21st Street). It wouldn't really be feasible or make much sense given the combination of the on/off ramps, Park Town Place, and the bridge over the Schuylkill. Any money that ever gets freed up for more capping should go to capping it from 18th to 20th, then expanding east to Broad. Would also love to see them do something about the ramps that take up the entire block between Vine/Callowhill/15th/16th, but who knows what the solutions there could be.
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2020, 7:14 PM
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^^^ yeah, I know it's a pipe-dream, but I was hoping it would encourage capping down to at least 18th street. I really hate that offramp at 22nd; even though there's finally a signal light there, people just drive right through pedestrians there.
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2020, 8:02 PM
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While I would love for the whole thing to be capped I do not think it needs to be completely capped to connect areas north and south of 676. An example would be building storefronts over the highway that take up a much smaller section than an entire cap. A great example is in Columbus on High street over 670. Below is a street view of it.https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9738...192?authuser=1

I believe this could be done to great success on streets such as Broad Street to connect the growing North Broad Street and Center City!
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2020, 8:16 PM
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I think I remember someone posting that before in regards to capping 676. I'd take that as a compromise as the pedestrian experience is vastly improved. Not that the calder project would include anything like this, but I guess it might act as a buffer between 676 and the parkway. In any case, I'm excited to see what they come up with.
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2020, 8:30 PM
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I think I remember someone posting that before in regards to capping 676. I'd take that as a compromise as the pedestrian experience is vastly improved. Not that the calder project would include anything like this, but I guess it might act as a buffer between 676 and the parkway. In any case, I'm excited to see what they come up with.
I agree I am excited to see what comes of this. And its only a matter of time, there are still plenty of parking lots that could be developed cheaper before capping projects. I mean there are 30 story buildings and a greyhound station above 95 in Washington Heights. Something will be done eventually...
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2020, 9:08 PM
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While I would love for the whole thing to be capped I do not think it needs to be completely capped to connect areas north and south of 676. An example would be building storefronts over the highway that take up a much smaller section than an entire cap. A great example is in Columbus on High street over 670. Below is a street view of it.https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9738...192?authuser=1

I believe this could be done to great success on streets such as Broad Street to connect the growing North Broad Street and Center City!
Wow. I've walked through that before and had no idea I was standing over a highway.
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2020, 5:24 PM
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The reno on this one seems to have taken forever. Maybe it will open this spring or more like this summer. The glass all around is nice.
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Pew commits $2M grant for new Penn's Landing Park

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The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. is launching an effort to raise a total of $6 million for a new 12-acre park that will be created at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia.

Armed with a $2 million challenge grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, DRWC is seeking to raise another $4 million to reach its financial goal. The money will be used to buy and plant trees, shrubs, flowers and other landscaping at the park, as well as outfitting play areas for children, a café and a performance space that will host concerts and other activities.

The new Park at Penn’s Landing is scheduled to open in 2024 and is part of a larger transformation underway along the Delaware River waterfront. The park will be created by a $225 million project that will cap off a portion of I-95 that separates Old City from the waterfront. Construction for the park is scheduled to begin in late 2021.

While the park is a significant part of the revitalization of the waterfront, so is developing two sites that are currently being used primarily as surface parking lots. Last October, DRWC issued a request for proposals for the development of two sites totaling 11 acres at Penn’s Landing. The two properties are near each other but not adjacent. They consist of: a parcel referred to as the Market Street site, which totals nearly eight acres from Market Street to Chestnut Street, and the Marina Basin site, which encompasses almost four acres between Spruce and Lombard streets adjacent to the Spruce Street Harbor Park.

The Market Street parcel is located next to the site of the new park.

The proposal process is aimed at enabling the waterfront corporation to choose a developer or multiple developers to oversee designing, building and maintaining a mixed-use development that fits within a master plan adopted in 2012 and the Penn’s Landing Feasibility Study. The development should complement existing cultural, commercial and residential development and public spaces along the river.

Proposals were due Feb. 7. DRWC said it received several responses but declined to disclose how many or provide a time frame for their evaluation.
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2020, 7:57 PM
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Comcast? They surely have the money.
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