What Color is Your Cultural District?

South Broad Street in downtown Philadelphia looks a bit blue at times. But stick around for a few minutes and its complexion changes.

"Five blocks of Broad Street have recently been equipped with probably the most high-tech lighting program of any city in America.

Nine buildings - on a stretch of South Broad that, because of its theaters, concert halls, art school, and other cultural venues, has been dubbed the "Avenue of the Arts" - now feature choreographed illumination from dusk to midnight (and later on weekends). A synchronized system using LED (light-emitting diode) fixtures causes the buildings' facades to become brighter or darker and to change color."

Thanks to Renee Brutvan

Full Story: What Color is your Cultural District?

Comments

Comments

Where is it?

The link to the full story routes back to the Planetizen homepage.

When I found the original article:

http://www.newurbannews.com/14.4/jun09what.html

I noticed there aren't any pictures accompanying the story. This is true of many such articles, and it annoys me.
Is it still commonplace for journalists to discuss design and a our experience of it without indulging us in actually seeing the design?

Am I the only person who then tries to find decent pictures of the places on google, and ends up suffering at the hand of bad examples.

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