Tube Tuesday: Philadelphia Plans For “New” City

Another gem from the dustbin, this is classic footage of the 1947 Better Philadelphia Exhibition and its famous flipping model designed by Louis Kahn, Edmund Bacon, and Oskar Stonorov.  The narration on this newsreel is sadly lost, so we may never know what’s going on with the guy in the undershirt and sandals.  Read more about the exhibition here.  (This is just one of many interesting Philly clips available at http://www.criticalpast.com).

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