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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

The end of Mt. Sinai

It’s been a long process for Mt. Sinai. The former hospital was shuttered 19 years ago and since then, plans have shifted to various forms of redevelopment before to landing on the current plans for the site at 4th and Reed.

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Demolition photo from January.

As the building is reaching end-stages of demolition, the plans for the 95 townhomes to be built on the site of this long-standing structure lingers. The changes happening here show “the vulnerability of broad-shouldered architecture to real estate development on the quick.”

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Top development stories of 2015

In 2015, we followed some sizable development projects. There were quite a few meetings regarding the long-debated 9th and Wharton development, demolition beginning soon for a mixed-use project near Broad and Washington, talk of pedestrian improvements along East Passyunk Avenue and much more. While there’s plenty of note, these were the stories that sparked your interest the most in 2015.

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Renderings of the proposed 9th and Wharton development.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

Take a peek inside Mt. Sinai during the building’s final days

As the final days of Mt. Sinai are upon us, have you thought about the history behind the building that’s being demolished?

Conrad Benner of Streets Dept shared these photos from fellow Philadelphia photographer, @austinxc04 on Instagram, to document the interior of the deteriorating building prior to demolition.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

400 block of Reed Street discovered to be wood-paved

If you’re walking or driving past the soon-to-be-demolished Mt. Sinai, you might notice some wood blocks on the streets.

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Photo from Dickinson Square West Civic Association.

While working on repaving the 400 block of Reed Street, wood blocks that could be original to the street were discovered.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

Mt. Sinai demolition set to begin this month

It’s been a long time coming for old Mt. Sinai hospital at 4th and Reed. Plans have changed over time from the reuse of the current structure to the demolition and erection of 95 townhomes on the property.

The Reed Street side

The Reed Street side

Even though the Civic Design review had some problems with the project’s design when they reviewed the plans last month, demolition is now set to begin sometime within the next few weeks.

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