Just how pinched are Philly taxi drivers given the rise of Uber and Lyft? WHYY’s Todd Bookman reports there has been a 40% drop in taxi business between October 2014 and July 2016.
What will become of 1101 Market when Aramark vacates half of the 32-story tower? Jacob Adelman looks at the consequences for Market East and for the Girard Trust, the foundation that owns the property and generates income to support Girard College. “It’s really a smart time to have a large block of space in this particular building because the market is finally coming to this section of east Center City,” said Lauren Gilchrist, director of Philadelphia research at the investment firm JLL, which has been retained by Girard Trust to determine what new investments are needed at the building to ensure strong revenues.
PAFA has raised $12.5 million of its targeted $25 million toward upgrades and repairs to its historic Furness and Hewitt building and changes to the newer Hamilton building. The Inquirer offers a progress report on work to date – from improved accessibility, space shifts to support new education programs, to roof repairs and system replacements on the historic building – and what’s to come.
In a New York Times Q&A journalist and author Edward Humes argues that our collective auto-centricity is a social, economic, and health problem. Humes’ new book is “Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation.”
The new Mormon Temple on Vine Street received 141,000 visitors before its dedication earlier this month, Natalie Kostelni reports.