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This software titan proposes a computer museum to mark Philly’s role in starting the digital world

Jim Scherrer wants to set up a computer museum -- a Compuseum -- and provoke a next wave of innovation. He poured forth this vision at a beer-laden table in the Franklin Institute locomotive room with his friend John Gruber.

Pa. Republicans pull the bill to greenlight 5G antennas as towns say it would undercut their zoning powers.

5G will be considered again in the fall given its promise of super-fast data links for robotics, telemedicine and driver-less cars. But the legislature's approach riled up a lot of people.

Pa. Republicans pull the bill to greenlight 5G antennas as towns say it would undercut their zoning powers.

5G will be considered again in the fall given its promise of super-fast data links for robotics, telemedicine and driver-less cars. But the legislature's approach riled up a lot of people.

South Jersey firm disputes labor union allegation that it lied on application for $79 million tax break

“We have fully complied with all of the requirements” of the application process for Grow New Jersey tax credits, NFI spokesperson T.J. Lynch said.

South Jersey firm disputes labor union allegation that it lied on application for $79 million tax break

“We have fully complied with all of the requirements” of the application process for Grow New Jersey tax credits, NFI spokesperson T.J. Lynch said.
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South Jersey trucking firm omitted criminal violation in application for $79 million tax break, labor union says

A spokesperson said the company was in the process of investigating the allegations: “While we are confident in the veracity of our application, we take all accusations seriously."

Outdoor brand United By Blue chooses evolving industrial zone north of Center City for new offices

Nearly four years after Arts & Crafts began accumulating dilapidated and underutilized properties in a once-industrial area, its efforts are being validated.

‘It was like being in an oven’: Two Liberty Place elevator broke down, trapping 14 riders for over 3 hours

With the help of firemen, the group crawled through the elevator shaft to escape. The breakdown was caused by a tripped electrical breaker, and the building's owner says the problem is now fixed.

Dranoff goes all-in on condos for South Broad Street tower after hotel hybrid plan fizzles

In its latest — and likely final — iteration, the Broad and Spruce Street tower to be known as Arthaus will stand 47 stories and host 108 condos.

A grand estate in Gladwyne will be redeveloped: A residential village or a 170-bed retirement home?

In Bob Burch’s ideal world, the acreage would stay mostly preserved, he said, with 31 spectacular cottages forming a residential village in sync with the French Normandy style of the 14,000-square-foot, 20-room manor home, once owned by an heir to Campbell Soup.

Celebrated designer revisits eccentric grain silo home (and party den) in a changed Philadelphia

Kenneth Parker lived and worked in the Reading Co. Grain Elevator building in Fairmount in the 1970s and 1980s, when he was having an outsized impact on corporate life in Philadelphia as the city’s most prolific designer of office space.

New biomed office-and-lab building proposed for SEPTA-owned land near 30th Street Station

The proposal is a response to a growing demand within Philadelphia’s flourishing gene- and cell-therapy industries for specialized lab space.

Philly finance chief defends commercial-property reassessment as $63 million appeal trial continues

Philadelphia Finance Director Rob Dubow testified Tuesday, defending the city's 2018 reassessment that raised $118 million in additional revenue for the city and school district.

Trial opens in one of Philly’s largest-ever assessment appeal cases, with $63 million at stake

owners of 700 commercial properties are attempting to prove to a judge that Philadelphia illegally targeted them in a 2018 revaluation that significantly increased their tax bills.

‘Graffiti Pier’ deal to turn beloved Philly urban ruin into next park along Delaware River waterfront

The secluded industrial ruin is slated for conversion into the centerpiece of a new public park.

Can Bala Avenue’s boom in Bala Cynwyd spark new life on City Avenue?

Developers say the opening of The Kelly apartments marked the first wave of revitalization for a sleepy area off City Avenue they’ve coined “NoBA.” Residents are less optimistic about the rebirth of City Avenue as a whole.

Law firm nearing deal for new headquarters building near Center City’s western edge

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP says it is in “active negotiations" to occupy a building at the 23rd and Market Street site.

New Navy Yard lab and office complex planned for Calif. cell-therapy research firm Iovance

The San Carlos, Calif.-based firm joins others selecting Philadelphia to develop and manufacture high-tech therapies for what have been mostly irremediable conditions.

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