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SteelStacks nominated for Urban Land Institute Excellence Award

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - South Bethlehem's SteelStacks has been nominated for an Urban Land Institute Award.

SteelStacks is a finalist in the Urban Land Institute Philadelphia's inaugural Award for Excellence, according to a statement from the City of Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority.

It is competing with 27 other projects completed in the past five years in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.

The only project nominated from the Lehigh Valley, SteelStacks caught the of ULI nominators because of its innovative use of already existent structures.

"A ‘truly remarkable' and creative adaptive reuse by the City of Bethlehem, transforming the old Bethlehem Steel Plant into a state-of-the-art cultural center that preserves the history of steelmaking while providing open space for events and setting a new course for the city," ULI said in a statement.

Winners will be announced June 18.

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