Developer Willard Rouse Dies

A retrospective of the life of developer Willard Rouse and and his role in shaping the Philadelphia region.

May 31, 2003, 9:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"Willard Goldsmith Rouse III, 60, the overachieving, cantankerous real estate developer who shattered the city's unofficial height limit and coaxed Philadelphia's artscape to a previously unimaginable level of sophistication, died of lung cancer late Tuesday at his home in Phoenixville...Deal junkie was the term most often applied to him. But he was more than that."

Thanks to Kurt Paulsen

Thursday, May 29, 2003 in The Philadelphia Inquirer

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