Chemistry Research Laboratories

One of the projects in the research laboratory plan being implemented at Drexel will provide new facilities for research in synthetic chemistry in the Center for Automation Technology.  Primary infrastructure work is finished, and the walls are being framed.  The project is scheduled for a December completion:


Flash Back Friday

The venerable Armory on Drexel’s campus will soon undergo exterior renovations.  It holds an important position in American military history and in the evolution of the streetcar suburb.  Here are an interior view of troops training in the Drill Hall in 1917, and an exterior view of automobiles and trolley lines along Lancaster Avenue in 1931:

The Dandy First

Armory 9.11.1931

Flashback Friday

The golden age of aerial photography coincided with the construction of 30th Street Station, as commercial uses expanded for fixed-wing aircraft.  This 1931 photograph of 30th Street Station under construction includes the Main Building of the Drexel Institute of Technology on the right edge of the image in the 3 o’clock position:

Aerial 1931

Drone Shot

The first construction progress photograph taken on the Drexel campus by a drone took place yesterday at Vue32, the joint venture between Drexel and the Radnor Property Group at the intersection of 32nd & Race Streets.  The mixed-use residential and child-care development is designed by Erdy McHenry Architects and built by TN Ward:


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