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Following in Frank’s footsteps

How a Philly couple discovered the modern architect Frank Weise through his plans

Gif shows Schuylkill River’s dramatic transformation

It looks a lot different now than 70 years ago

Stunning photos show Dilworth Park, City Hall from above

See details you’ve never seen before

The lost mansions of Rittenhouse Square

While living on the Square is certainly posh today, it doesn’t mean nearly the same thing as it did in the 19th century.

Free Streets 2019: photos that captured the carless event

People walked, biked, and drew on the pavement

Travel through historic Philly in new outdoor photo series

Photos will show what the city looked like in the 1800s and 1900s

Check out Camden waterfront’s new 18-story tower by drone

It’s the waterfront’s tallest new construction, bringing office space to Camden.

The 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival’s opening weekend, in 11 bright photos

To help ring in spring

Check out the W and Element Hotels construction by drone

A sky view of a long-awaited project

Stunning drone photos show new Comcast Technology Center from above

Check out the newly completed center from dizzying new heights

Peek inside the newly opened Hamilton tower

Logan Square’s newest residential building

The 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show in 15 lush and vibrant photos

The show lives up to its 2019 theme: Flower Power

15 cozy Instagram photos of Philly’s first 2019 snowfall

Finally, here’s winter

Philly’s newest ‘invisible service’ hotel aims to capture the Fishtown style

It’s a six-room boutique hotel

The 2019 Mummers Parade in 17 zany, colorful Instagram photos

The annual New Years Day parade is awash with color

13 photos that capture the colorful opening of Cherry Street Pier

The long-awaited space has been opening this past week

‘Reclaiming public space’: How Philadelphians turned ads into art

Trash cans decked out with loud yellow ads have been turned into art pieces by local artists, thanks to a group of Philadelphians.

11 summery photos of Philly Free Streets

The weekend event was a chance for Philadelphians to embrace their streets, buildings, and the northern part of their city.

The Oval’s 2018 opening, in Instagram photos

Philly’s annual pop-up park that shuts down part of The Parkway, to allow pedestrians to play, just opened this weekend to Philadelphians’ delight.

LOVE sculpture’s return to LOVE Park, in photos

The beloved sculpture by artist Robert Indiana made its debut at LOVE Park on Tuesday after spending the past year undergoing restorations.

The Eagles parade takes over Philly, in photos

The Eagles parade may go down in history as the biggest event Philly has ever seen. Relive the revelry in more than a dozen photos, below.

Philly takes to streets to celebrate Eagles’ first Super Bowl win, in photos

The Philadelphia Eagles clinched their first Super Bowl win in franchise history against the Patriots Sunday night, and Philly celebrated in true fashion, taking to the streets, poles, bus stations, and more.

Photos: Philly’s skyline goes green for the Eagles

The city’s buildings and landmarks showed off their Philly pride this weekend by lighting up green for the Eagles.

Checking in on Lincoln Square at Broad and Washington, in photos

The Lincoln Square mixed-use development still has a ways to go, but already the project has completely transformed the corner of South Broad and Washington Avenue.

Here’s what Philly could look like in 2100 if sea levels rise

This new map layer in Google Earth shows how sea level rise will affect certain areas of Philly down the road

Petty’s Island’s return to the wild

A 500-acre island once slated for a hotel and golf course has been preserved into perpetuity as a park instead. How did that happen?

Philly’s first major snowfall of 2018, in photos

The "bomb cyclone" made for some pretty epic winter shots, from a frozen Schuylkill River to a picture-perfect Elfreth’s Alley.

The Mummers Parade, in 10 vintage photos

Judging by these vintage photos, the oldest folk parade in the country has always been quite the spectacle.

17 old photos of Philly decked out for the holidays

From Gallery Mall to Rittenhouse Square, here’s how Philadelphia used to deck its halls during the holidays.

Philly’s first December snowfall, in photos

December 2017’s first snowfall made for some pretty beautiful scenery, captured here in 10 Instagram photos of beloved spots around the city, from City Hall to Rittenhouse Square to Chestnut Hill.

Can Graffiti Pier’s enduring allure last?

As development booms along the Delaware River, how much longer can Graffiti Pier elude change?

Four Philly libraries unveil their stunning makeovers, in before-after photos

After closing up shop for more than a year, four branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia are opening their doors once again looking better, brighter, and even more beautiful than before.

Comcast Technology Center is officially the tallest building in Philly

The 60-story tower has surpassed the 973-foot-tall Comcast Center, becoming the city’s first supertall.

Remembering Philly’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, in 12 old photos

Philly hosted the first Thanksgiving parade ever in 1920, inspiring cities and stores around the country to do the same. Take a look back at some of the fun floats and participants from way back when.

New book shows Philly’s hidden landmarks, buildings like never before

Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City peels back the layers on Philly’s iconic and lesser-known buildings and places

Sneak Peek: Inside and above the 34-story Alexander tower

The 34-story Alexander tower, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) and BLT Architects, is almost ready for its closeup.

Scenes and portraits from Philly Free Streets 2017

This year’s second annual Philly Free Streets featured a three-and-a-half-mile route that extended from 3rd and Chestnut to 5th and Indiana in Fairhill, encouraging exploration and additional foot traffic for a more diverse cross-section of the city.

Inside Level 28, FMC Tower’s private lifestyle club in the sky

The private lifestyle club is a lesson in luxury, with an indoor pool, movie theater, tasting room, and 5,000-square-foot terrace.

Here’s how Philly watched the solar eclipse, in photos

Philly got in on the action on Monday with a partial solar eclipse. Here are scenes from the big celestial event.