A brouhaha on Washington Square? Yes indeed–for the better part of a decade now, a major condo proposal has lingered on its east side, behind 1950s-mayor Richardson Dilworth’s former residence, bisecting the two halves of the Athenaeum. This Turchi offering, including an expansion of that storied institution into Dilworth’s house financed by a 15-story Robert Venturi-designed condo structure behind, has caught the attention (and wrath) of preservation advocates, and a long train of Plan Philly stories.
The proposal. Courtesy Plan Philly.
So, as the developer and the community fight one another, the site sits, a minor black hole on the square’s duller east side.
Stay tuned–we will have more information as and when
court rulings happen it becomes available!
- Mayor Nutter to Announce Winner of Richardson Dilworth Award for Distinguished Public Service (cityofphiladelphia.wordpress.com)
- Nutter announces Dilworth award winner (philly.com)
- PHILADELPHIA : $50 Million Dilworth Plaza Construction will Employ 800 Construction Workers (gloucestercitynews.net)