Pier 11 Designs Displayed Wednesday

The Planning Committee of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) will present the designs of the four finalists being considered for creating a public park at Pier 11, as part of a larger design including a municipal building and the intersection of Race and Columbus Boulevard. The event takes place Wednesday, June 17th, from 6 – 8:30PM at Festival Pier on Penn’s Landing.

Four finalists have been selected for this public presentation: Andropogon Associates , Field Operations , Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and W Architecture and Landscape Architecture .

“This is another step towards our vision of a green, accessible waterfront that all Philadelphians can enjoy,” said Mayor Michael Nutter in a statement issued by the DRWC. “We are committed to an open and transparent planning process for the waterfront and Pier 11. The Pier 11 public presentation by four world-class design finalists is an opportunity for the public to re-imagine the Central Delaware waterfront, a vision that will be underway by this time next year.”

Last year, Mayor Nutter dissolved the Penn’s Landing Corporation and created the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) to oversee the implementation of the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware. The DRWC is a nonprofit agency that “intends to transform the central Delaware River waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia”, according to their statement.

2009-06-16 06:03:40

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