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    • Artist Janet Echelman twirls in the mist during a public unveiling of the Pulse art installation at Dilworth Park.

The story behind the light-colored mist in Dilworth Park’s new installation

Since it opened in 2014, after a $55 million renovation by the Center City District, Dilworth Park on the western apron of Philadelphia City Hall has acted as a water park.…

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September 18: #PHL2015 announcements galore | City Hall apron upgrade | How to be a mom biker | R5 says goodbye to First Unitarian

Yesterday was a big day for 2015 campaign news. former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo announced his campaign yesterday morning, followed by a pre-campaign announcement from long-time former judge and DA Lynne…

    • Downtown Philadelphia transportation costs

September 16: Ken Trujillo in for #PHL2015 | Philly's high transpo costs | Back to the future with Carl Dranoff

Former city solicitor Ken Trujillo is getting into the Philadelphia Mayoral race tomorrow. The choice of Bill Hyers as campaign manager is interesting, as Hyers ran NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio's 2013…

    • Pittsburgh

September 12: New LOVE Park | DesignPhiladelphia's 10th anniversary | Behind SEPTA's transit etiquette campaign

Our colleagues at PennPraxis are hosting two public events on the LOVE Park redesign on September 17 and 20th. Use the blank site map they created to show us what new features…

    • Dilworth Park fountains meant for play on hot days
Eyes on the Street

Dilworth reopens refined: solid, smooth, and splashy

I recently heard an architect describe the old Dilworth Plaza as optimistic. Vincent Kling’s design, he said, was perhaps overly charitable in its estimation of how people would use the space.…

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September 8: How Philly coddles repeat drunk drivers | Saffron pans Dilworth | Camden stabilizing| Chamber on 2015

Nearly half of drunk drivers caught by police in Pennsylvania are repeat offenders, in part because Pennsylvania's laws and criminal justice system mollycoddle them. The problem is especially bad in…

    • Dilworth's $40 parking permit

September 5: Half-hourly regional rail | Dilworth's $40 parking permit | Subterranean concourse adventure

SEPTA is looking at improvements that could lead to half-hourly off-peak service on Manayunk/Norristown and the Chestnut Hill East regional rail lines, reports Sandy Smith. Rachel Dovey at Next City looks…

    • Bike share demo

September 4: The 2015 "invisible primary" | Dilworth and SEPTA | Paratransit economics | $400,000 per unit affordable housing

Dilworth Park at City Hall opens today! If you're in the market for a recap on the project, along with some wonky discussion of the public-private partnership and what's happened to…

    • Dilworth Plaza

August 20: Uber hires Obama campaign architect | Dilworth Plaza opens Sept 4th | Point Breeze homes more expensive with parking | Early signs of home building recovery

David Plouffe, the architect of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, has been hired by ride-sharing company Uber as senior Vice President of policy and strategy, to head up "global policy and political activities,…

    • Pioneer & Originator of the Steak Sandwich

August 14: The case for free transfers | Dilworth Plaza opens soon | Important bird area | Cheesesteak Vegas |

Los Angeles Metro recently eliminated their transfer charge. Riders can now transfer between rail and bus transit for free for two hours. Such a move appears to be off the…

    • Dilworth Park
Eyes on the Street

Spotted: 10 Dilworth Details

Last week I hopped on an AIA-organized hardhat tour of the construction site that will soon be known as Dilworth Park, which you may know better as City Hall’s Dilworth Plaza.…

    • West Trenton Station, Photo by Neal Santos

Roadwork roundup: Summer transportation construction projects

Every once in a while PlanPhilly tracks down all of the entities leading transportation construction projects around the city. Since summer is an especially busy time for that work, we decided…

    • Dilworth Plaza should be completed in the fall of 2014. Photo courtesy of Center City District

Mid-year review: 2014 transportation predictions

This winter PlanPhilly looked ahead at 2014 and noted four exciting transportation-related projects scheduled for completion: SEPTA's New Payment Technology (NPT), bike share, the Schuylkill River Boardwalk and the Dilworth Plaza…

    • Mormon Temple under construction, June 2014
Eyes on the Street

SPOTTED: Dilworth Park, Mormon towers, La Colombe, copper domes

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. Here’s what we spotted this week: Dilworth Plaza to Park Construction on Dilworth Plaza – excuse me Dilworth Park (when did…

    • Echelman's fountain at night. The mist, color coordinated with the transit lines, shows subway and trolley movement below. Photo courtesy of Center City District Philadelphia
Eyes on the Street

Janet Echelman sheds light on Dilworth Plaza "dry mist" fountain

If City Hall is the heart of the city - the pump through which the Broad and Market street arteries flow and through which Philadelphia is mobilized by transit connections -…

    • Looped In at The Porch, Photos by Neal Santos
Eyes on the Street

April 7-11: Porch Photo Booth | Janet Echelman and Susan Weiler | 'A Girl is a Fellow Here' | GeoPhilly Film Night | Searching for Philadelphia

Here's what's on tap this week - from public art and art in public to films about cartography and women in architecture. PICTURE THIS: Digital Photo Booth at The Porch Monday,…

    • The structure at the north end of Dilworth Plaza is now in place
Eyes on the Street

Visible progress at Dilworth Plaza

If you’ve passed City Hall recently, you may have noticed a stark white frame popping out of the gray, snow-and-grit-covered Dilworth Plaza construction site. When the project is complete, that white…

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Philadelphia will become more walkable, bikeable in 2014

You may have heard all about the smart card payment system coming to SEPTA buses, trolleys and trains this year. But there are some other transportation initiatives in the works that…

    • Downtown Skyline, Front & Spring Garden | Theresa Stigale, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Wishing on 2014

Like any year in the life of a city, 2013 was strikes and gutters. On the deep downside Philadelphia’s school funding woes only deepened, a building in the heart of the…

    • Visible progress on the Schuylkill River Boardwalk, looking south from the CSX Bridge

The road ahead, transportation predictions for 2014

Newly arrived 2014 is going to be a big year for Philadelphia’s transportation scene. Multiple works-in-progress, each of which have been a long time coming, will be completed. Each stands to…

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