July 4: Officials deny Pope fence plan | Navy Yard Starchitecture | Designalizing Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle

Developing: NBC10’s sources say Center City will be fenced off, with an 8-foot tall fence, during the Pope’s visit, but officials are now denying that to Katie Colaneri. There will be a no vehicle zone outside the fence for a yet-unspecified radius.

Philly exceeded the Greenworks goal for reducing vehicle miles traveled. Driving is at a 20-year low. 

The DVRPC Board unanimously approved a new line item dedicating $5 million of federal transportation dollars, to be spent in conjunction with private donations on 11 circuit trail segments. 

The first of the new wheelchair-accessible cabs hit the streets yesterday. Getting the new medallions created by PPA represents a victory over a dozen years in the making for disability rights advocates. 

Bjarke Ingels is teaming up with James Corner Field Operations on a new $35 million office building at the Navy Yard.

BLT Architects is hosting a student competition to redesign the Leon Sullivan Service Center, a drab midcentury building at a key N. Broad Street site near Temple, as a mixed-use property exemplifying the highest and best use for the site.

Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle downtown may be getting a shared space redesign, which removes vehicle prioritization and curbs to slow down traffic and increase pedestrian activity. 

Juliana Reyes tripped out to the Nightscape installation light show at Longwood Gardens.

Construction is beginning on Pier 68.

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