Philadelphia knows that Dilworth Plaza has been undergoing a massive renovation to the tune of $55 million and that upon its completion in the summer of 2014, the new iteration will be something that the entire state of Pennsylvania will be proud of.
The new Dilworth Plaza will serve as a multi-purpose public space and include six tree groves and shaded green sitting areas which will make it an ideal spot for outdoor lunches. In addition, there will be a new outdoor café, a performance space and special areas marked for outdoor markets and food services. In the winter, the Dilworth Plaza will now also host an ice-skating rink as well.
It was recently announced that public art by internationally-recognized artist Janet Echelman has also been commissioned for the development. The plan is to have her work integrated into a programmable fountain that will use color to trace the path of Philadelphia trains in real time.
The plaza is currently scheduled to open in the Summer of 2014 at 15th & Market Streets. More information is available at centercityphila.org