Everything about the decrepit Gallery at Market East may be about to change.
Under an intended top-to-bottom renovation, one of Center City’s most notorious dead spots would be reborn as a gleaming glass-and-steel emporium – brimming with brand-name discount fashion shops, destination restaurants, and lively sidewalk cafés.
Even the name would be new. Welcome, shoppers, to the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia.
Details of the plan were provided exclusively to The Inquirer in advance of a series of meetings by government agencies whose support is vital to the project. The news marks a grand unveiling of plans for the Gallery following years of uncertainty and speculation.
Diagram showing the major parts of a modern incandescent light bulb. Glass bulb Inert gas Tungsten filament Contact wire (goes to foot) Contact wire (goes to base) Support wires Glass mount/support Base contact wire Screw threads Insulation Electrical foot contact (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sight and sound play a major role in the human experience, to be sure, so it’s always difficult when somebody suggests we’re getting too much of either.
The brightness of light bulbs and the loudness of internal combustion toys are under scrutiny, and it appears certain that changes are in the works.
I have deep passions when it comes to motorcycles and I understand why others may feel that way about other often noisy recreational motor vehicles. I have especially fond memories of things that go vroom in the dirt, which interest me more than light bulbs, but I’ll try to contain myself until we get the latter out of the way.
On Wednesday, The Morning Call’s front page divulged that Lehigh Valley light bulb lovers are hoarding 100-watters as the federal government pushes a scheme to force everybody to buy light-emitting diodes or compact fluorescent lights.
The number of jobs created is relatively small at 20; however the site gets cleaned up and given a purpose. Considering its proximity to our State Capitol Complex, this is good news as it will enhance the appearance the area surrounding the capitol. Harsco is spending $2 million to renovate the site which is a significant investment in the City of Harrisburg. The improvements should be completed by April.
More good news is that Harsco will be relocating 35 senior-level positions to a new site near its Camp Hill headquarters. This move will help Harsco’s leadership function as a more unified team.
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Kudos to Allentown for embracing “Green Technology” that will save their taxpayers money! PPL Electric Utilities is partnering with the city to install new LED street lights in an 7-block section of Hamilton Street for a trial run. These lights are expected to significantly decrease the yearly cost of operating each light. Allentown has 8,000 street lights.