Posted by: albfor | March 31, 2017

Mar 30, 2017 PMA Vaulted Walkway – Groundbreaking Celebration


THURSDAY.  Early morning, in a cold, dark, cavernous 640 foot hall reminiscing about a fantastic evening beer party (September 19, 2014) that the Young Friends of PMA gave in what they called the Vaulted Walkway.

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Vaulted Walkway ceiling

The Young Friends of PMA, were excited that one day the Vaulted Walkway, closed in the 1960’s, would be revitalized and open for all the public to see, use and enjoy.

North Entrance on Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive | Mayor Kenney walking the Catwalk | Leslie Anne Miller (Chair, Board of Trustees) | Frank Gehry (Architect) | Safiya Warton (Teen Ambassador)

North Entrance on Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive | Mayor Kenney walking the Catwalk | Leslie Anne Miller (Chair, Board of Trustees) | Frank Gehry (Architect) | Safiya Warton (Teen Ambassador)


Ground breaking  |  Vaulted walk doors |Vaulted walk East to West


The Vaulted Walkway | Runs beneath the museum’s east terrace to the Schuylkill River on the west. Positioning for new underground galleries.


Well, the day has finally arrived members of the media were invited to the official groundbreaking to kick off the start of the major Core Project of the Museum’s Master Plan, designed by celebrated architect  Frank Gehry.


 Van Pelt Auditorium | Now demolished; future location of a new forum.

This $196 million expansion project is going to take a few years and it’s part of a $525 million fundraising campaign to completely revamp the Museum’s interior, enhance programming and add to the endowment.  Said Gehry: “When it’s done, people coming to this museum will have an experience that’s as big as Bilbao.”

I’ve never been to the Guggenheim I’m willing to wait.

For a view of the images from this event please select this link or the “Mar 30, 2017 PMA Vaulted Walkway, Groundbreaking Celebration” in the right column of this picture weblog it will link you to the images.



April 1, 2017  Little Smiles Monte Carlo Night.  Citizen Bank Park to benefit CHOP and AI DuPont Children’s Hospital. 10th Anniversary Monte Carlo Night at Citizens Bank Park to benefit CHOP and AI duPont Children’s Hospitals.  The Diamond Club gets transformed into a casino to help kids in local hospitals smile!

April 1, 2017  The Red Ball.  Lincoln Financial Field – SCA Club. 8pm-12am.

April 3, 2017  Sonesta Philadelphia Party.  Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square, 6pm-8:00pm.

April 6, 2017  Mercy Neighbor Awards!  20th Anniversary at the 2017

April 6, 2017  Mission Possible! The 9th Annual Mission Possible Event will be held at The Franklin Institute.

April 7, 2017  Donors Are Heroes And Gift Of Life Host 15th ANNUAL THE PARTY Hyatt at The Bellevue, 200 S Broad Street.  7:00pm-11:30pm

Apr 8, 2017  The Food Trust in the 2017 Walk Against Hunger!  Lincoln Financial Field.  8:30 a.m. 



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