City of Designerly Love

Here’s an end of the year present for Philadelphia—a two page spread in the December 4 issue of The Architect’s Newspaper. It’s a fantastic story by Bill Menking, the editor, who was in Philly in April on a With Art Philadelphia press trip.

The story also profiles several architects, Dilworth Plaza, Penn, the Piazza, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, The Turrell Skyspace and the Folsom Powerhouse, mixed use housing project.

The Skyspace is mentioned at the end of the article. ArchitectsNewspaper_12_04_13

Skyspace Opens to the Public!

Architect Jim Bradberry (left), with artist James Turrell (right) and his wife, Kyung Turrell (middle).

Architect Jim Bradberry (left), with artist James Turrell (right) and his wife, Kyung Turrell (middle).

Last month, members of the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting began worshipping in their newly constructed Quaker meetinghouse, which includes a Skyspace by world-renowned contemporary American light artist James Turrell that’s expected to draw visitors from around the world.

Beginning in the fall of 2013, through the end of December 2013, the Skyspace will be open to the public for sunset viewings on Tuesday and Sunday evenings and for sunrise viewings on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Reservations available here.

During October 27- November 3rd we will show the closed loop during regular hours.

Sunset viewings begin at sunset and last for 50 minutes. Sunrise viewings begin 50 minutes before sunrise and end at sunrise. Visitors are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in. Guests are also welcome to bring yoga mats and cushions should they want to lie or sit on the floor.

There will be a new schedule starting in 2014.


Construction Progress

The new meetinghouse for Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting is complete! Here are a few photographs by Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting member Terry Foss, who has been documenting the process from the very beginning. For time-lapse slideshows of the construction process, please visit this page.

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About the Skyspace

Located between Mt. Airy & Chestnut Hill in Northwest Philadelphia, the Skyspace at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting offers visitors from all walks of life a place of peace.

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