Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s what we’re reading this Monday morning:
William Dick Elementary School at 24th and Diamond streets has a verdant schoolyard with new play spaces and places to rest. The Daily News reports on the project, planned with students and completed in partnership with the Trust for Public Land.
The Franklin Institute’s freshly finished expansion “simply corrects the weaknesses of the Franklin’s building with modesty and low-key elegance,” writes Inga Saffron. The Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion – a $41 million, 53,000 square-foot addition – is set to open Saturday.
Since last year’s deadly demolition-related building collapse, the Department of Licenses and Inspections is collaborating more with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. NewsWorks reports L+I and OSHA have pulled 20% more workers from dangerous work sites this year than last.
How did the Grays Ferry Triangle at South Street become a pedestrian plaza? This Old City’s Geoff Kees Thompson, also a SOSNA board member, explains that political and community support was essential, and bite-size sponsorships opportunities were key.
Work to rehab The Lincoln, a stalled-out fire-damaged apartment building at Camac and Locust, could actually begin soon. Property reports that the blighted building was sold at Sheriff Sale recently, picked up by David Pereleman’s Pelican Properties.