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B8 B www.philly.com THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Monday, November 16, 2009 r THE LAST Fantastic Date Night Exercise and Stress Relief Prepare for Weddings & Special Events Call Today & Dance Tonight! Couples and Singles Welcome. WINDOW YOU WILL BUY! Arthur ft NARBERTH 913 Montgomery Ave (610) 668-8870 PAOLI 20 W Lancaster Ave (610) 993-9305 w unn I I 1 r Navigate Your Health This research program is designed to assist African American residents in West and Southwest Philadelphia in getting screening for breast, colon, and prostate cancer. If interested in learning more about or participating in this research program, please call 215-746-7286. Penn Medicine 1 HATS&CAPS SAVE 10 Enter code "tpi "at checkout Is your home heating system. CONTACT US: 610.491.9400 856.669.0200 HeatmgNow.com UNIQUE INDOOR COMFORT Heating and Air Conditioning PA 026423 DAVID MAIALETTI Staff Photographer The smokestack atop the old Pennsylvania Railroad steam plant, built in 1929, begins to fall during implosion. W. Hula. landmark imploded IMPLOSION from Bl see it. It's something that holds a lot of meaning," she said. The smokestack the Penn Coach Yard Chimney was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1929. In its heyday, the octagonal relic churned out the steam and electricity that once kept the rails moving. That technology allowed the train company to electrify its fleet and helped Market Street to blossom with businesses and high-rise office buildings. Such accomplishments earned the steam plant, closed in 1964, a place in the National Register of Historic Places. The smokestack once was one of West Philadelphia's tallest structures. For the implosion, traffic through SEPTA, Amtrak, and nearby streets was temporarily halted. Philadelphia and Amtrak police set up a safety zone around the chimney, and air-quality experts were on site. The demolition of the steam plant itself and the adjacent building, a former Pullman dormitory for the mostly African American railroad attendants, is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Earlier this year, the former Youth Study Center, located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th and 21st Streets, was demolished to make way for the Barnes Foundation, which owns one of the world's largest collections of Impressionist art. There are no immediate plans to redevelop the old steam plant's site. Contact staff writer Kia Gregory at 215-854-2601 or kgregoryphillynews.com. Simple. Tine most cars, homes, jobs ani stuff a in one place not a million. i HMO & UNION PLANS FREE HEARING TEST HOUSE CALLS SALES & SERVICE ON ALL MAKES & MODELS FREE HEARING TEST exP 112509 VISA NORTHEAST SOUTH PHILA. SPRINGFIELD 2032 Cottman Ave. 1416 Snyder 530 Baltimore Pk. Between Castor Broad & Snvder Across from & Bustleton Stoney Creek S.C. NESHAMINY MALL 111 Neshaminy Mall (Inside Entrance 5 Near Boscov's) ALLEGHENY AVE. 2304 E.Allegheny Ave. Across from NE Hospital ; J t i With PJ Fitzpatrick's lifetime parts and labor warranties any problems will be quickly addressed and fixed by our warranty division. Even accidental glass breakage is covered - break a window and we will replace the glass at no cost! These warranties even transfer to the next home owner, imagine how much that peace of mind will add to the value of your home! Lifetime Transferable Parts & Labor Warranty Lifetime Glass Breakage Replacement 40 Energy Savings Guaranteed! Our Windows Qualify for Up To $1500 in Tax Credits Easy Tilt-In Cleaning With all windows replaced in the home. Payments as ''tte as $139 2"n fa apA m a a: i d ' ftv Cannot be combined with other offers. per month Not valid on contracted work or work in progress. Expires 123109 Call Today! 484-685-3850 P.J.F'tzpatrick, re. Visit Showroom: 446 Lancaster Ave., Frazer

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