Recycling old buildings keeps Philly’s character intact

“Repurposed, remodeled, and revamped.”

feat_history_newsstand_old-jan16-8e0ba478These words are being used more and more in the construction boom that Philadelphia is currently experiencing. Every week there seem to be new restoration and renewal projects proposed, or announced, in what are currently just dilapidated or un-used buildings.

What has been fantastic to watch is the effort and time developers have put into keeping the character and integrity of these architectural slices of history. Structurally, Philadelphia is an extremely diverse city with tons of variant architectural elements scattered throughout its limits. Keeping this personality alive is of utmost importance for the city.

Curbed has done a fantastic job detailing the many different developments.
Some of my personal favorites are below.
Converted West Philadelphia high school in the apartments named “The West Lofts.”
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The Hale Building revamp which is labeled as a “Hub for creative tech companies.”
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The on-going plans for the Edward W. Bok Technical High School; and the incredible views from Bok Bar.
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