Philadelphia: Defiance of a protection ruling by the state's top preservation official.Bulldozers Reach Phila.Convention Center

By Inga Saffron
PHILADELHIA INQUIRER ARCHITECTURE CRITIC: The demolition, which began at 6:30 a.m. and by midday had produced a waist-high pile of broken limestone, sent shock waves through Philadelphia's preservation community."I don't get it," said Alan Greenberger, chairman of the Design Advocacy Group." "We, as architects, have never been able to say, 'That's just PHMC's opinion, and we'll ignore it.' " Preservationists believed that the commission's two-page ruling amounted to a legal reprieve and would stop the Convention Center's bulldozers from reaching Broad Street. (Gov. Rendell fights preservationists.) Full Story:


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