Dilworth Plaza

Undergoing renovations to become one of the city’s great green spaces

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Dilworth Plaza

Credit: Center City District

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Located at the foot of City Hall, Dilworth Plaza is undergoing a major transformation into a modern and welcoming outdoor space.

Scheduled to reopen in 2014, the renovated plaza will feature more than 120,500-square-feet of public space complete with a large lawn, tree groves, a massive programmable fountain and a café with seating for 125 diners.

Public Art

The location serves as a gateway to the Broad and Market Street subways and trolley lines, which are reflected in a new work of public art created by internationally recognized artist Janet Echelman.
Entitled Pulse, the new installation uses the plaza’s 11,000-square-foot programmable fountain to trace the path of trains traveling on the three lines below the plaza in real time, coded to the colors associated with each transit line. Thin columns of dry mist from the fountain help highlight the routes and allow visitors to walk through the installation with getting wet.

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