There are almost 1,700 new apartments in nine buildings set to come on the market in Center City and its environs this year and next, according to industry data. Among them are the 163 units being created out of the shell of the Goldtex building, which overlooks the Reading Viaduct as it makes its curve toward Center City. Goldtex, built in 1908 as a ladies shoe factory, is a sustainable project designed by Kling Stubbins and developed by Matt and Mike Pestronk of Post Brothers. It will have a restaurant and a cafe at street level.

bruhinb:

David Lynch could not be reached for comment…

loladelphia:

Here’s another image from Philadelphia that has been making the rounds on Reddit recently. 

It doesn’t say where this image comes from, other than that it’s from a butcher shop in Philly. 

This is just so disturbing. Any clear-thinking business owner could tell you that a naked kid wearing sneakers holding a chicken and a cleaver isn’t going to make anyone want to go in and buy meat. But then again, maybe this is actually the most successful butcher shop in all of Philly in that we’re a city that seems to take pride in creating things that are disturbing. 

We asked future users of the Viaduct park “What activities do you think you will do most frequently when visiting the improved Viaduct?” Responses were definitive … and by far most respondents said they would “Relax and enjoy the open the space.” “Eat a meal or snack was a distant second.” “Bike” or “exercise” lagged much further behind. Provided with multiple options, respondents chose keep it simple. “It would be wonderful to be hit by a field of green and flowers; nothing is more immediate and satisfying, especially in the city.” All this is quite logical, notes landscape architect Bryan Hanes, for a neighborhood far from William Penn’s four squares, from Fairmount Park, and the rivers.

Paul Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District

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Above find my theories regarding the challenge I posted yesterday (repeated below). Does anybody else have some strong feelings about this?

Eraserhead Opening Sequence:

See if you can identify six locations in our neighborhood that might have inspired scenes in the character walk in the clip, starting at 6:07. Respond in the comments. Tomorrow I will post my theories about this.

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Eraserhead Opening Sequence:

See if you can identify six locations in our neighborhood that might have inspired scenes in the character walk in the clip, starting at 6:07. Respond in the comments. Tomorrow I will post my theories about this.

Edit:

My theories regarding the inspirations of these opening scenes are posted here.

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