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” Printing of the national color section of TV Guide took place at Triangle’s Gravure Division plant adjacent to Triangle’s landmark Philadelphia Inquirer Building on North Broad Street in Philadelphia. The color section was then sent to regional printers to be wrapped around the local listing sections. Triangle’s Gravure Division was known for performing some of the highest quality printing in the industry with almost always perfect registration. ”

In addition to TV Guide, Triangle Publications owned The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, 16 radio and television stations, The Daily Racing Form, The Morning Telegraph, Seventeen  Magazine, and various cable TV interests.  It was under Triangle’s ownership of WFIL in Philadelphia that Dick Clark and American Bandstand came to popularity. Triangle Publications sold its radio and television stations during the early 1970s to Capital Cities Communications and various other interests retaining only TV Guide, Seventeen Magazine and The Daily Racing Form.

Triangle sold the Philadelphia newspapers to Knight-Ridder Newspapers in 1969 (Knight Ridder sold to McClatchy Co. in ‘o6, which sold the newspaper to a group of local investors.  After filing Chapter 11 bankuptcy protection in 2010 the company’s creditors acquired the newspapers at auction and established a new holding company, Philadelphia Media Network.

In 1988 Triangle Publications was sold to News America Corporation for $3 billion.

August 14, 2003|By Henry J. Holcomb INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

” The 850,000-square-foot building, which will house 1,500 school administrators and staff beginning in 2005, is within 75 yards of the Spring Garden Station of the Broad Street Subway and one block from the Community College of Philadelphia.

That will make it easier for the school district to form a wide range of partnerships with the community college, Vallas said. Those could include offering CCP vocational and technical courses to high school students, allowing them to simultaneously earn high school and community college diplomas.

Other partnerships would include space for community college courses in new high school buildings, he said.

The building will have about 100,000 square feet of space that can be leased. Most of it must, by law, go to nonprofit organizations.

There is also room for a large parking garage, from which rental income can be earned, in the basement.

The school district settled on the 440 N. Broad St. building after a citywide search conducted by the Julien J. Studley Inc. real estate firm.

The building once housed printing presses for Walter Annenberg’s Triangle Publications, including Seventeen Magazine. Philadelphia Newspapers Inc., a unit of Knight Ridder Inc., acquired the building in 1969 along with The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.

The newspapers sold the building, which is attached to their main building, in 2000 to Archon Group.

“We gutted the building, removing the ink tanks and other remnants of the printing operation as well as tons of environmental hazards,” said David Bell, director of construction for Archon. “


Triangle Publishing’s RotoGravure Division Plant. 1948. Albert Kahn & Associates,architect











In 2009, a 525,000 sq. ft. waterfront project rejuvenated the formerly abandoned and dilapidated Ford Assembly Building originally designed by Albert Kahn for Henry Ford.   A 2011 AIA Honor Award winner, the historical factory was transformed into a vibrant center of 21st Century building uses, including entertainment, dining, office, and a visitor center. Today it has a lively mix of public/private uses and accommodates a range of commercial tenants with offices, Research & Development facilities, light industrial, retail functions, and a NPS Visitor Center celebrating WWII’s “Rosie the Riveter”

One Response to “N. Broad & ViaductGreene! p.II”

  1. janice Quinn says:

    How can I get a picture of this?

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