Meridian Fire

(Hotel developer Brooke Lenfest, center, talks with City Council president Darrell Clarke, right, and others just before Council approved a tax break for his project.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Council Approves $33-Million Tax Break For Center City Hotel Project

Developer Brooke Lenfest (center of photo) wants to build two hotels — a “W” and an “Element” — on what is now a parking lot at 15th and Chestnut Streets.


(The memorial to the three Philadelphia firefighters killed in the Meridian high-rise fire, Feb. 23rd, 1991.)

20th Anniversary Of Tragic High-Rise Fire In Center City Philadelphia

Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of one of the worst fires in Philadelphia history.



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