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2011-02-10 04.02.23

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The 1000 block of  Spring Garden in Philadelphia contains a beautiful old Roman Catholic Church. Please link to the articles below to learn more about this wonderful structure, it’s maker and it’s imminent demise.

http://planphilly.com/historical-commission-committee-oks-owners-request-demolish-historic-church

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Charles_Keely

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This article at the Times Art & Design site politely says that NYC risks becoming an “urban masoleum” if the City won’t allow architects to add to the skyline and make their mark on the city, so to speak;  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/arts/design/10building.html?_r=1&ref=design

I am in full agreement with the article’s conclusion. Why should political hacks, sorry Planning Commissioner Burden-tres apropos, est n’est-ce pas?-be allowed to determine the fate of private construction? Yeah it is fundamental to a City that there should be some containment to private development but this is almost an outrage. I however am not outraged at the development, ha, of this situation. I am only hoping that this decision is overruled, if it can be. That a city is an organic entity, ever-evolving we should all be aware of, though this feels like a decision to stagnate the growth of America’s top city. Anyways we’ll see how this develops.

P.S. Pardonnez mois Francais deplorable. WWWWWWWW

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