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Opening Tomorrow: Pier 68—Philadelphia's Newest Waterfront Park

The latest city to upgrade its urban waterfront into an open space amenity is Philadelphia, which will open Pier 68 to the public October 1, 2015.
September 30, 2015, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Ashley Hahn reports that Pier 68, the newest pier park on the Central Delaware Waterfront, is "set to open to the public this Thursday after nearly two years of focused planning, design, and construction."

"Studio Bryan Hanes, the firm perhaps best known locally as designers of Sister Cities Park, recast Pier 68 as a new pier park, informed by community input and the goals of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware. The vision was to create a southern trailhead for the Delaware River Trail, provide a waterfront amenity for passive recreation and fishing, and create new opportunities to experience the river and its rich ecology."

The remainder of the article provides images and descriptions inspired by a walking tour taken recently by Hahn through the new park. Hahn also notes that the project, the work of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) and the National Lands Trust, is an example of the goals set forth in the Master Plan for the Central Delaware.

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Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in PlanPhilly
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