May 25: Basciano blames | PREIT puts on Vegas show | Digging at Museum of the American Revolution

Carl Dranoff’s One Riverside was topped off this week, rising 22 floors at 25th and Locust along Schuylkill Banks. Alan Heavens reports “about 40 of the 68 units are spoken for.” Move-ins will begin in March next year. Prices average about $1000 per square foot. The building was designed by Cecil Baker.

A delft punch bowl, print type, buttons, and bottles are among the very cool 82,000 objects found during an archaeological dig at the Museum of the American Revolution site at 3rd and Chestnut streets. Many will be on display as the museum opens next spring, for now Curbed has a peek.

Richard Basciano blames everyone but himself for the fatal demolition-related collapse at 22nd and Market Street in 2013. Basciano even blames the Salvation Army for its refusal to take him up on an offer to swap their corner building for another, and for not giving demo crews access to their roof. Joseph Slobodzian detailed the depositions in Sunday’s Inquirer and today an Inky editorial notes that the problem isn’t just Basciano: “Philadelphia’s greater problem is that such characters run roughshod over its code and tax enforcement, and that the halting reforms of the past three years probably haven’t prepared the city for another landlord like Richard Basciano.”

PREIT put on its “Sunday best” for brokers and investors at a Vegas convention to show off The Gallery’s forthcoming makeover as the Fashion Outlets.

Ever heard of the Center City Conflagration? It was in 1897. 

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