Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Empty Lot of the Week-- July 9th

Social Service UArts Cemetery Lot

310-316 South 13th Street

                 This is the emptiest lot I can think of. It doesn't look too serious: a 60-foot wide parking lot behind a University of the Arts dorm. Nonetheless, the emptiness of this lot becomes clear when you realize that this piece of land has NEVER had a building on it. Ever! This 60 foot gap on 13th Street has been there forever. Only a few feet under that asphalt is some original virgin Philadelphia soil. Now that's an empty lot.
                Read more at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog!