Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia has applied for a federal permit to build an extension to the Schuylkill River Trail with a bridge along the eastern bank of the waterway that would allow runners, walkers and cyclists to go over railroad tracks that have long blocked access to the river.

Demolition is currently under way for a monolith at Penn's Landing at the Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia, Pa. The structure was built in 2002 and was the arch of what was to be a sky tram. It was part of a plan conceived by former Mayor Ed Rendell for a family entertainment complex to be built by mall developer Simon Property Group.

Work on the Port of Philadelphia's $300 million upgrade to better accommodate post-Panamax ships continues apace. Soon to be completed is the dredging of the port from 40 to 45 ft. The work was performed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Comcast Spectacor and The Cordish Companies have announced plans for a $50 million, next-generation esports and entertainment venue in the heart of the Philadelphia Sports Complex. Adjacent to Xfinity Live!, the first-of-its-kind venue will seat up to 3,500 guests and stand as the largest new-construction, purpose-built esports arena in the Western Hemisphere.

PHILADELPHIA - A powerful union boss who has long held a tight grip on construction jobs in the Philadelphia region and wielded political power in the city and Statehouse has been indicted on embezzlement and fraud charges along with a city councilman and six others.

Construction has begun on the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center, and the $60 million attraction on Independence Mall is slated to open in 2020, American Bible Society officials announced. Expected to draw 250,000 visitors annually, the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center will feature unprecedented technology to demonstrate how the Bible has changed those who changed America.

In the 1940s, Roxborough Cinder Co. had begun building its own stationary crushing plant in mostly undeveloped Northeast Philadelphia to process cinder and other material. The Conduit & Foundation Company assisted with the steel erection of the plant using a Bay City crane.

Two new super-post-Panamax cranes making the long journey from Shanghai, China, to the Port of Philadelphia's Packer Avenue Marine Terminal have finally reached their destination. The vessel Zhen Hua 16 arrived in late March, after a more than 90-day trek.

The Philadelphia City Council votedĀ June 21, 2018, to implement a new tax on construction projects designed to raise money for affordable housing. The tax passed by the council 9-8 is expected to generate approximately $22 million in revenues; the measure, however, is not without its detractors.

U.S. Concrete Inc., a supplier of ready-mixed concrete and aggregates in active construction markets across the country, announced that it has bolstered its presence in the Philadelphia metropolitan market with the acquisition of a new ready-mixed concrete plant located north of downtown Philadelphia.

Philadelphia's 30th Street Station is one of Pennsylvania's busiest intermodal stations serving Amtrak, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), and New Jersey Transit. Combined, the three agencies saw more than 11 million passenger trips at the station in 2013.