The future of Philadelphia will be determined, not by technological advances but by the character of its leadership and by the strength and quality of the ideas it supports.
dominance of idea over technology is clearly shown in the history of center city development
our important phases of Philadelphia life
impressed by the dominance and survival of an idea.
None of these ideas would have been brought to realization if the leadership in business and government had not been stimulated to vig- orous and dynamic action
form of city then will be set by the nature of the ideas we generate now and by the degree to which its leadership is stimulated to carry them out.
Better Philadelphia Exhibition of 1947
1976 Philadelphia World’s Fair.
976 Exposi- tion
bitter world struggle
survival and acceptance of American values and American culture.
a dream or vision of what we would like a downtown American city to become
United States will receive the world in Philadelphia in 1976, and that the location of the Exposition will be downtown Philadel- phia
As many of the values as possible would be salvaged for the permanent benefit of the City
Many of the other attractions of the Fair will continue because Philadelphia is bound to become a world center of tourism.
With the completion of this project, plus the rebuilding of the areas adjacent to Independence Mall and some rehabilitation of older struc- tures, the basic plan for center city will be nearing completion. This summary shows, what surely is true, that downtown Philadelphia is well on its way to becoming the most interesting and beautiful center city in the country, and, with a little push, will truly become so
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