Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dead Ass Proposal of the Week-- January 15th

World Forum for Science and Human Affairs

3601 Market Street

A very early model of the World Forum, before it was even called that. This photo of the model is the only surviving rendering of the project. Pic from the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project.
               Ever wonder why the University City Science Center can't seem to fill up all its space in the 47 years since it opened? Well, it would all be filled in right now if this project right here got built. The World Forum for Science and Human Affairs wasn't just any hotel/conference center complex. It was designed to make West Philadelphia be a science and humanity crossroads for the WORLD.
               Read more at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog!