Big Pretzel, Meet Big Apple

Many decades ago, Philadelphia visionary (how often does one see those words combined?) Ed Bacon drew a map showing two lines: the Broad Street of William Penn and the New York Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He argued that Broad Street had been the city’s key corridor for 300 years but that the scale of things was changing dramatically. In the future, the city’s “main street” would become the line drawn from Washington to New York on the Metroliner train…READ MORE


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