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Eric Blumenfeld

Before-after photos reveal how much the Divine Lorraine lobby has changed

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.

After 40 years, the Divine Lorraine’s iconic signs shine again

After 40 years, the neon red signs that sit atop the historic building have been lit, shining up and down North Broad Street. The sign-lighting marks a little over a year since the Divine Lorraine’s groundbreaking.

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Mapping every North Broad project currently in the works

North Broad is booming, with developments big and small being announced on what seems like a weekly basis. Here, we've compiled all of the projects that are both under construction or still in the early planning stages.

Plans for Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House move forward with tenant, new signage

The architectural committee of the Historical Commission approved plans for multiple LED signs to be installed on the historic theater.

The Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House is now leasing

The main tenant hasn’t formally been announced, but the owners are actively seeking other tenants to lease out the enormous historic building on North Broad Street.

Once again, rainy weather pushes Divine Lorraine sign-lighting to November 9

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.

Divine Lorraine lobby restoration underway

With the apartments leasing up and scheduled to be move-in ready by the end of the year, construction crews have begun the much anticipated restoration of the Divine Lorraine's grand lobby.

Check out two finished apartments in the Divine Lorraine

Yesterday you might have caught our private tour of the Divine Lorraine on Curbed Philly’s Facebook page. If you watched, you’ll know that two of the apartments in the historic hotel are now complete.

Philadelphia Met Opera House Renderings Revealed

The historic Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House is undergoing a renovation after years of neglect. New renderings give us just a sneak peek of what we can expect of the building's new look—at least from the outside.

The Divine Lorraine Apartments are Leasing Quickly

Everyone wants to "live in a landmark"

Inside the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House

The developer of the historic theater says to expect to see some life at the long-forgotten venue. But a recent tour of the property revealed that there's a lot of work to be done.

You Can Pre-Lease a Divine Lorraine Apartment Now

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.

Are You Going to the Divine Lorraine Groundbreaking Ceremony?