View of the Reading Viaduct from the roof of the Goldtex Building, 12th and Wood Sts.
Join Hidden City Creative Director Lee Tusman for a tour of the contested area between Vine and Spring Garden Streets and 10th and Broad Streets. The neighborhood is in flux and so is its name. Traditionally known as Callowhill, people also call it Chinatown North, the Loft District and the Eraserhood, in homage to filmmaker David Lynch. Stops on the tour will include the Reading Viaduct, the Asian Arts Initiative, the green design firm, Mio, and the Vox Building.
All tours are free and open to the public, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a space on a tour, and for more tour information and schedules, visit Hidden City Philadelphia's website.
This series of walking tours is a public program scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition Living as Form (The Nomadic Version), which is on view at The Galleries at Moore through March 16.
Organized in partnership with Hidden City Philadelphia, an organization that celebrates the power of place to inspire social action, Impossible Buildings & Contested Futures is a series of walking tours that contextualize the city’s social, political, historical and physical landscape.
This program has been supported in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Federal-State partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.