Inside the Divine Lorraine (Yes, Again!)
(Photos by Zach Patten)
While it’s only been about a year since I (nearly shitting my pants the entire time, I should add) climbed inside and on top of the Divine Lorraine, a lot has happened in that time. Not the least of which was a small roof fire – no more than a month after my visit no less – which left relatively little damage but did see the iconic North Broad street structure get some new barricades on its doors and windows to stop people from getting in.
Those barricades have apparently waned over the year however, as Philadelphia photographer and friend of this here blog, Zach Patten, has recently waged his way into the hollowed building (along with the wonderful people over at NextCityOrg) to deliver these amazing photos.