July 20: Hale Building restoration | Tall buildings minus the shadows | Majority of the majority

The Hale Building at Chestnut and Juniper is getting a complete renovation by Brickstone, with ground-floor restaurants and offices on top. 

An important piece on the state budget standoff by Marc Levy. Meet the “majority of the majority” rule legislative Republicans are using to shift the debate to the right. 

Early problems reported with purchasing SEPTA Papal passes.

Inga Saffron praises Liberty Property Trust’s focus on good architecture and design at the Navy Yard. 

How teachers are liking the Oxford Mills workforce housing community in Kensington. 

New York City planners think they can tailor zoning to achieve more density without a loss of light.

The first systematic study comparing UberX and traditional taxi service of low-income neighborhoods “strongly suggests that UberX outperforms conventional taxis in serving low-income neighborhoods, at least in Los Angeles.”

Cap’n Transit thinks its weird that there’s so much concern about microtransit depleting public transit ridership, but not so much about new roads doing the same thing.

GroJLart on the history of the Hamilton Whist Clubhouse in West Philly. 

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