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As the Philadelphia Inquirer pointed out yesterday, today is Philadelphia flag day. Did you even know we had a day for our flag? Does our flag say anything to you about our city? If not then that’s a problem for Philadelphia. It is a missed opportunity for our city.


With CHOP’s expansion plans to my side of the river (I live in Graduate Hospital) I found myself in a chorus of increasingly disappointed. I also felt called to speak out. This project is vitally important and institutional bland is how I would describe it. Here’s why. 3 key flaws have been a part of the earliest project renderings: the treatment of the rails and orientation of the site, the focus on parking, and the lack of multiple uses. 


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