Philadelphia Waterfront Revitalization follows the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

It might lack the High Line's design ambition, but the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk will fill an appreciated role in the network of trails along the Philadelphia waterfront.
December 19, 2014, 11am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Philadelphia’s fast-paced reclamation of its waterfront continued this fall with the opening of the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk," writes Henry Melcher. "

"The 2,000-foot-long concrete structure connects to the city’s popular Schuylkill River Trail and brings bikers and joggers directly to a pathway floating above the water. The $18 million boardwalk is more than just a novel piece of infrastructure—it is a practical way to build-out the trail and ultimately connect it to South Philadelphia."

Melcher goes on to describe some of the planning and design decisions behind the austere structure. Back when the path opened, Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic Inga Saffron gave the Boardwalk a positive review

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Published on Friday, December 12, 2014 in The Architect's Newspaper
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