Subdued Commerce

Terminal Commerce Building
401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, 13 October, 2010
Copyright © 2010, Bob Bruhin. All rights reserved.

But the Viaduct was also the subject of one of my design studios during my sabbatical as an architecture student a few years ago. I got to spend a semester with my fellow students confronting the possibilities of the thing. And like so many other studios and charrettes, passionate advocates and responsible leaders, I find that the key to unlocking its substantial value is to reactivate its genius as a piece of connective infrastructure.

(via WAYS & MEANS: Realizing Philly’s Great Stone Connector – Next American City)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 
8:00 pm 
Admission: $7.00

The Trestle Inn 
11th & Callowhill, Philadelphia, PA 

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the Secret Cinema returns to The Trestle Inn, the popular “Whiskey and Go Go” nightspot in Philadelphia’s emerging “loft district.” On that night we’ll revisit a favorite Secret Cinema program concept that we last presented nine years ago,* Exotica Music FilmsThis collection of ultra-rare footage from a variety of sources — including very early TV shows and film jukeboxes from the 1940s — offers a chance to hear, and see, a wondrous assortment of international music (both authentic and gloriously fake), from a carefree, boozy time, before David Byrne rendered “World Music” a politically-correct bore.

All of the films will be projected from 16mm film prints on a giant movie screen (not video).

There will be one complete show, starting at 8:00 pm. Admission is $7.00,

(via Secret Cinema homepage)

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PSoP 150th Anniversary Exhibition, a set on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Three of my “Urban Landscapes” images are currently hanging in the 150th anniversary exhibition of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia.

Four more opening receptions are scheduled:

Speaking of Spring Garden Street, Planning Director Karen Thompson said the pre-proposal meeting for the Spring Garden Connector project design RFP was well attended, and she was hoping that meant many submissions would be received by today’s deadline. UPDATE: Nine proposals were received by the deadline.

A short-list for the designer of perhaps the largest neighborhood-to-river connection project along the Central Delaware will be finalized early next week, she said, with interviews Nov. 5. Staff hopes to bring a proposed contract to the board executive committee at its December meeting. 

(via DRWC unveils Penn Street Trail renderings, and will soon hire designer for Spring Garden Connector | PlanPhilly: Planning Philadelphia’s Future)