Behold: The First Official Renderings Of The Proposed Reading Viaduct Elevated Park, Philadelphia’s Planned Park In The Sky

Behold: The First Official Renderings Of The Proposed Reading Viaduct Elevated Park, Philadelphia’s Planned Park In The Sky

REDEVELOPMENT ON THE WAY NEXT DOOR TO UNUSUAL BUILDING

REDEVELOPMENT ON THE WAY NEXT DOOR TO UNUSUAL BUILDING

Some historical images of 13th and Wood streets. Note the edge of the house that David Lynch probably lived in during his first year at PAFA on the right-hand side of the first shot, next to the building he refers to as “Bob’s Diner” in interviews.

The second image is of the city morgue (still standing, though now not the morgue) diagonally across the street from this corner that Lynch also frequently mentions in interviews.

(via PhillyHistory Search Link)

This is the worst kind of Mystery Building— the kind that no longer exists. This Great Wall of Melon Street stood for seven decades but got no goddamn respect. Here’s one of those times when a building got demolished without any thought of the future. If this thing still stood, it would be the hottest loft condo building EVER.

— Philaphilia’s “Mystery Lost Building of the Week— March 12th”

That’s a long-ass building!