Dilworth Plaza AKA Dilworth Park

Dilworth Plaza AKA Dilworth Park

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.

What has 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.

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