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Person Injured After Scissor Lift Collapses In South Philadelphia

One person was rushed to an area hospital Friday morning after a scissor lift collapsed in South Philadelphia.


Officials say the scaffolding should be coming down and the project complete by the end of summer. (credit: Ed Fischer)

U.S. Custom House Renovations Nearly Complete

After several years of construction, work at the U.S. Customs House in Philadelphia is expected to be done by summer.


credit: Jim Melwert

Mild Winter Means Happy, Busy Construction Workers

Contractors say the unseasonably warm winter weather has been a welcome gift from mother nature this year after a brutal, snow-filled 2011.


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Mild Winter Is Good For Construction Companies

We’ve been treated to an unseasonably mild winter — it’s been a bummer for skiers and kids hoping for snow days, but a benefit for home improvement companies.


(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 1: Projects Big & Small

“It allowed us to keep about 120 people employed,” says one general contractor. “Without that work we’d have to get rid of a lot of people.”


(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 2: Delays Big & Small

“It’s disastrous,” says one area driver. “They shouldn’t be doing this construction during the peak hours when people are trying to get to work.”


(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 3: Jobs & The Economy

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 totaled $787 billion, split about equally among tax cuts, payments to and for individuals, and public works.


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Council Gives Pre-Approval To Developer’s Building Plan At Broad And South

A city council committee has signed off on plans for a new apartment building at Broad and South Streets in Center City, but not before some residents on neighboring streets voiced their concerns.


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Construction Begins On Project To Capture Storm Water On Venice Island

City officials have broken ground in Manayunk on a $46-million project designed to capture storm water runoff.


Architect Robert Stern will be drawing up plans for the American Revolution museum in Old City. He hopes the 3rd time is a charm. (credit: KYW's John McDevitt)

New York Architect Will Draw Up Plans For American Revolution Museum For The 3rd Time

Robert Stern worked on the design for two previous American Revolution Museum plans, the new site at the old visitor’s center at 3rd and Chestnut is in an urban setting.



Groundbreaking For New Hotel In West Chester

Groundbreaking is set for today for conversion of the former Warner Theatre in downtown West Chester into a hotel-conference center.


Construction worker killed on Route 206 in Bordentown.

Worker Killed In NJ Turnpike Construction Accident

A construction worker was injured Monday morning while working along Route 206 in Bordentown.



Major Construction, Events May Cause Big Delays This Weekend

Major Construction and a few events are sure to cause big delays on the roads this weekend.


(by KYW's Brad Segall)

Officals In Ambler Excited About Construction Of New, ‘Green’ Office Building

The spark that’s expected to jumpstart the revitalization of the borough of Ambler will be coming soon in the form of a “green” office building that’s rising out of the site of an old asbestos plant.



Highway Reconstruction To Close Part Of Route 23 In Conshohocken, Pa.

Thousands of motorists who use Route 23 on a regular basis in the west Conshohocken area are going to have to seek an alternate route starting Monday morning.