Flashback Friday

Soon Drexel will rededicate a modernized Stein Auditorium, built in 1970 along with Nesbitt Hall along Market Street near the corner of 33rd Street on a site assembled by Drexel. An aerial view of the site in 1957 shows an assortment of buildings on a series of parcels shown on a parcel map from 1962.  Check out the spelling of Libary (sic) on the parcel map:

Drexel Aerial - 1957


That’s A Big Radiator

Air conditioning is coming to Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center. It takes a lot of air to temper a sports arena.  Still on the truck is one of the five 10′ x 15′ sections that make up the east air handler.  Both air handles have now been lifted into place and assembled.  The chiller arrives next week.


Love Your Pad

Two important pads were just poured on the Drexel campus.  The first foundation pad is part of the Korman Center enabling work, providing a temporary entrance on the west side of the building for the time construction takes place on the quad side of the building.  The second pad will receive the chiller for air conditioning the Daskalakis Athletic Center:



Flashback Friday

With the promise of Drexel’s partnership with Brandywine Realty Trust to improve the appearance of Market Street with the development of Schuylkill Yards, let’s remember a grittier time when the Market – Frankford elevated line ran down the center of Market, here at the intersection with 31st Street.  The Bulletin Building, completed in 1953, was not yet built in this image circa 1947. The elevated line came down in 1956: