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First Look Inside Icon, Fabric Row Gets a Facelift, More!

Photo by Monica Cubillos

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Center City: Icon, the landmark art deco building at 1616 Walnut is finishing up its transformation from an office building to a luxury residential building, and Curbed got to take the first look inside. Check out the original light fixtures in the lobby, and the subtle art-deco influences in the design of the apartments.

Fabric Row: As Fabric Row is experiencing a retail revitalization, the streetscape has remained the same. The Community Design Collaborative put together a plan to spruce up the street and attract pedestrians by day and night.

Northern Liberties: When are renderings too dramatic? Take a look at these new constructrion NoLibs units, shown in renderings as shelter from a raging thunderstorm.

Citywide: In light of a recent report that said Philly was more than 70,000 units short to meet affordable housing needs, City Council came up with a plan to create 1,000 new affordable rentals using city owned land. It's a step in the right direction, but is it enough?

· Curbed Philly [philly.curbed]