Lectures + Talks

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February 27, 2014 | Center News, Lectures + Talks
The Philadelphia Center for Architecture's "Building Philadelphia" lecture series starts March 26th and runs ten Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics" is the definitive course on the development of Philadelphia and its architecture. This engaging 10-part lecture series is taught by a selection of architects, urban planners, art historians, and social historians from local universities and architecture firms. Topics covered include William Penn's original plan for Philadelphia, archeology and preservation in Philadelphia, major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Society Hill, skyscrapers, Modernism in Philadelphia, and the future of development in the city.more