Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Hospitals (Economic Development)

Before Redevelopment

Aerial photograph of Philadelphia General Hospital in 1966

Philadelphia General Hospital, the complex of brick buildings near the center of this 1966 aerial photograph, presented an opportunity for redevelopment but also posed challenges. The cleared area in the lower right later became a site for buildings for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). (PhillyHistory.org)

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Philadelphia General Hospital, the complex of brick buildings near the center of this 1966 aerial photograph, presented an opportunity for redevelopment but also posed challenges. Ultimately, a newly organized consortium developed a plan for multi-institution reuse of the site as the Philadelphia Center for Health Care Sciences. The cleared area in the lower right later became a site for buildings for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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