"Philadelphia Maneto, motherfucker!!!" -William Penn
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Dead-Ass Proposal of the Week-- January 31st
Philadelphia River City
Not really a whole city, just a buttload of ugly buildings.
Now here's a project that would have definitely changed things in good ol' Philadelphia, but was pretty much doomed from the get-go. This Dead-Ass Proposal was for a 8-acre, 15 million square foot, 15-year-long, 3.5 billion dollar master plan for at least 10 tall buildings that would cover the the Schuylkill Sea and the CSX and Septa rail tracks. Back in the early days of Philaphilia, I blamed NIMBYs for this huge development not going forward, but it ends up that corrupt-ass city officials and developers were just as responsible. Don't think that means NIMBYs didn't go balls-out apeshit over it.
Read more at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog later today! Here it is!!