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PMLIB Building: What a Wonderful Morgue It Will Be

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The Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building (PMLIB) at 46th and Market is set to be reconfigured as a headquarters for the Philadelphia Police Department, the Health Dept. and the morgue. In other words, a building for the kind of crappy times in life—getting busted, getting sick, getting dead. The building itself, though, is far from crappy, as Curbed staff photographer Laura Kicey proves with this gallery of exterior photos. We especially like the ship atop the clock tower as a metaphor for passing from one life stage to the next. We hope the ship is retained.