Planning Parkway: Comparing other cities

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Planning Parkway: Comparing other cities

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Item No: pdcp01044
Title: Planning Parkway: Comparing other cities
Historic Street Address: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

This is a copy of a Jacques Gréber sketch, making a comparison at the same scale of the Louvre Etoile in Paris, the Philadelphia Parkway (i.e., the Benjamin Franklin Parkway), Versaille Park, and the Washington Mall.  Gréber was one of several urban architects who created designs for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  It was his revised 1917 design, made to emulate the Champs-Élysées in Paris, that was ultimately used.

Facsimile of image used in the exhibition, Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Parkway Central Library West Gallery, September 2017-November 2018.


Creation Year: ca. 1917
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.957252
Geocode Longitude:-75.170096

Creator Name: Jacques Gréber - Architect