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A historic map of Philadlephia indicates the site of the Bethel Burial Ground
A playground on the site, as envisioned at the time of the city's purchase of the lot in the late 19th century
Renovations to the playground will leave historically significant areas of the site untouched
A drawing of the park's shelter building, which dates to 1924.
The Layered History of a Queen Village Site Newly Listed on the Register of Historic Places
Bisotun, in western Iran’s Kermanshah province, is notable for its inscription carved on a limestone cliff. "It is unique, being the only known monumental text of the Achaemenids to document a specific historic event, that of the re-establishment of the empire by Darius I the Great," according to UNESCO. Image Bisotun AG-ChapelHill, Getty Images/iStockphoto
Integrate transit stops with public spaces to establish major HUBs as community gathering center. Improve streetscapes with uniform trees and planters. Install street amenities such as banners on light poles to establish and reinforce sense of place. Encourage outdoor seating to enhance street vibrancy and sense of security.