Monday, January 09, 2006

Stop Press: 18th Street Update

Well maybe Hal Wheeler didn't have all his permits in hand when he started demolition this weekend of the four buildings on 18th Street. Opponents of the condo project (see below) have asked Common Pleas Court Judge Matthew A. Carrafiello to stop the destruction. A hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Room 432 of City Hall.

Meanwhile, officials at the City Historical Commission say they signed off on the demo permits weeks ago.

We should find out tomorrow what's what.


Blogger Arthur J. Petrella said...

Demolishion for 10 rittenhouse sq
I'm astonished that a row of very average town houses could be treated as if we were pulling dowm the old St Peter's. The old St Peter's was the most venerable church in Christendom having been built in the early 4th c. AD. The Emporer Constintine had it demolished to built the St Peter's which stands today. My point being if one compares what is being lost to what is being gained there can be no argument with 10 Rittenhouse sq. Even though Stern's design is handsome not thrilling it's contribution to the fabric of that part of the city exceeds the loss of 4 medicore buildings many times over.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Arthur J. Petrella said...

correction on 10 rittenhouse sq

The emporer Constintine had the old st peter's built ,Pope Julius II had the current st peter's built

9:47 PM  

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