Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine December 2011


Inside Jobs

The leading Italian furniture companies engage in a little-known but highly lucrative sideline—acting as construction managers for high-end interiors.


Pied Piper Park Edmund Bacon, Philadelphia’s legendary city planner and the man for whom the Ed Bacon Foundation ( is named, also happens to be the father of actor Kevin Bacon. So let’s play Six Degrees of Edmund Bacon, to…

Strange Bedfellows

An obscure zoning variance has allowed Occupy Wall Street protesters to camp out in a park owned by real estate developers.