100 LED 'Information Kiosks' on Their Way to Philadelphia Sidewalks

All the details on the new information kiosks expected to hit Philadelphia streets—80 on Center City and University City sidewalks and 20 more in other parts of the city.

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October 26, 2017, 12:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Jonathan Takiff reports that the Philadelphia Art Commission recently gave initial approval to a proposal that would add "[s]leek, TV-enhanced information kiosks" on city sidewalks.

The company Intersection is moving forward with installation of LED screens at select subway stations while the larger proposal to install LinkPHL-branded sidewalk kiosks around Center City and Universal City is raking up approvals.

The "multi-screen sidewalk kiosks [were] 'conceptually approved' this month by the Philadelphia Art Commission and endorsed by the mayor and the city’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems," according to Takiff. The Philadelphia Art Commission is expected to cast a final vote on November 1. 

The article includes a lot more details about the technology that could soon proliferate in Philadelphia's public realm.

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