William Penn will finally be getting his center square back this Fall.
Dilworth Plaza or City Hall as many Philadelphians have been know to
call the park will finally reopen once again on September 4th
and be called "Dilworth Park". This reinvented park will come with
programmable fountains, an upscale cafe, a well lit access to subways
and open space. The open space will be very much more inviting then the
original design which provided no flow to the area. The city will looks
to introduce the $55 million remake with three days of music, feasting
and general merriment. Although the project is slightly behind schedule
about 2/3rds of the park's surface will be finished and the remainder
will be open by Thanksgiving. What will be fully finished and accessible
by Sept. 4
will be the new transit concourse and connections to the Broad Street
subway, the Market-Frankford El, and the Regional Rail system.
caused much of the delay has been a discovery of long-buried
foundations, stairwells, pipes, conduits, and duct banks from the site's
previous incarnations and last Winter’s storms also did no favors
costing around 5-6 weeks of delays. It has been an ongoing two year
project that started in January of 2012 and many Philadelphians are
eager for the completion of the project and a beautiful place to have
lunch. The plaza will be graded with lawns, trees and the cafe will be
Rosa Blanca operated by Jose Garcia. In all, the design will be closer
to what William Penn originally envisioned as the central hub of five
public spaces augmenting what are now Washington, Rittenhouse, Logan,
and Franklin Squares.
Data Gathered from Philly.com
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