While we continue to wait for the apartment building’s return—it won't be officially finished for another year or so—it’s worth remembering what the storied Divine Lorraine lobby once looked like at its peak.
It seems like the Philly skyline changes almost daily, with plenty of cranes rising and towers being topped off. This map may help wrap your head around the mind-boggling amount of construction that's taking place throughout the city.
Due to rain, the sign-lighting ceremony has been pushed back a week. Everyone is invited to the big block party, which will feature live music, drinks, games, and the lighting of the two iconic signs that sit atop the historic hotel.
The event is back after last year's successful first run. From 3:30 to 8 p.m. the public will be able to tour the grand lobby and snag some sweet Divine Lorraine Hotel merchandise, as well as take in some art from seven local artists.
Last week while on a tour of the historic hotel we learned that the apartments would be complete by the end of the year. And yesterday, a Craigslist ad was posted advertising a pre-leasing special for 1- and 2-bedroom units.