Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Empty Lot of the Week-- April 3rd

15th Street Desert

Northeast corner of 15th and South Streets

                                This lot has no damn excuse to exist. The other horrible empty lots near it are result of a shitty situation, but this asphalt asshole just a development desert. Its the worst kind-- a combination of adjacent empty lots that come together to be one humongous sea of horseshit. Though once a lively and populated area, it hasn't seen construction in a loooong time.
                              Read more at the Philadelphia Citypaper's Naked City Blog!

1 comment:

  1. I looked into the history of this intersection at one point. Up at 15th and Rodman was the site of a horrific boarding house collapse in the late 30s (which apparently provided the impetus for PHA) which killed a number of people. I couldn't find any sign of anything built on the site since.