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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Razing of Historic Buildings on N. Broad St.

By Inga Saffron
Inquirer Architecture Critic

A wrecking ball began taking down two historic Broad Street buildings yesterday as part of the Convention Center's expansion, nine days after a Commonwealth Court judge issued a controversial ruling giving Pennsylvania officials the go-ahead.

. . . Late last year, DGS (Department of General Services) announced it would not honor a 2004 preservation agreement signed by the Convention Center Authority and the state Historical and Museum Commission. That action prompted strong protests from the Preservation Alliance, the Design Advocacy Group, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and others complaining it would make future compromises impossible.

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