Saturday, January 3, 2009

independents hall, coworking in philadelphia

independents hall, coworking in philadelphia

Don't know how I overlooked this for so long, a first rate CoWorking space right here in my hometown of Philadelphia. Independents Hall, a play on the name of the national landmark, goes more often by the shorter Indy Hall, is a CoWorking space that came on line in the summer of 2007. Its located in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia among the oldest warehouses in the city - this area used to serve the port way back when, and has left a dense grouping of small loft style buildings. Many are converted to dwelling units now, but at least as many are also office space. Its a great location. More photos follow.

independents hall, coworking in philadelphia

Indy Hall maintains a great web site giving all the details of their hours and rates, activities and schedule. You can sign up online and become a member - fantastic! If you work from home this is a great way to break out into an office space. You also gain the benefit of the seminars and events hosted at Indy Hall, not to mention the cafe like coworking atmosphere.

independents hall, coworking in philadelphia

from their opening party in 2007

Independents Hall

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great writeup!
    I'm the co-founder of IndyHall, and I'm a HUGE fan of stairporn.org.
    I'd love for you stop by sometime and say hi.

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  2. I'd love to stop by. I used to know an architect that had his office on that street - Roland Davies? I wonder if you are in his old space? He lived in Society Hill in a pair of trinities that he joined up, and he had his office on the 2nd and 3rd floor of a small loft building on your block. My favorite part of Old City are these blocks between Chestnut and Market - great place.
    I will stop by sometime. I got clued in because I follow Geoff on twitter, and hes worked with some friends doing the 100k house project in kensington.

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  3. What kind of chair appears in the first photo? I like the head rest.

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  4. I was wondering that myself - its not an Aeron chair but it clearly has the black frame and mesh back and seat. I don't think it is any of the chairs I covered in my recent series. I'm going to stick my neck out an guess it something from Teknion. I'll check out their web site and see if I can ID it.

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  5. I was thinking the Teknion Contessa chair:
    http://www.teknion.com/contessa_microsite/contessa.htm
    but that's not it. Very similar, but its not it.

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  6. Roland Davies is our landlord. Small world :)

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  7. I thought the space looked familiar - the diagonal cuts in the upper floor. Very cool!

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