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Spring Garden El Stop Gets Stunning New Light Installations

December 26, 2016


Holy freaking moly, I LOVE this!

This week the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) unveiled their long-awaited ‘Spring Garden Street Connector Project’, a dramatic new lighting installation inside the massive and formerly dimly lit I-95/Market-Frankford El overpass.

The beautiful new project was designed for DRWC by NV5 (Formerly The RBA Group) with Cloud Gehshan Associates and The Lighting Practice providing design expertise for the lighting and light panels. The installations serve as a welcoming gateway to and from the El’s Spring Garden street stop and Northern Liberties on one side and the Waterfront on the other!

I have used this stop literally countless times in my life since high school. Really could not be more pleased to see public transit stops getting some attention. Great work, y’all!


And if you like this, you’ll LOVE South Philly’s “Electric Light Mural”!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 26, 2016 6:58 pm

    Why isn’t this money being spent to help the 1/3 of senior citizens living under the poverty level?

    • December 26, 2016 7:02 pm

      You know, the City has a lot of big problems. I don’t think improving a public transit stop is one of them.

      • J McCain permalink
        December 26, 2016 9:54 pm

        Why not? Improving the lighting in these areas is a significant public safety concern. It’s not just about aesthetics.

    • December 27, 2016 11:36 am

      The DRWC’s job isnt to alleviate poverty, it’s to make the Delaware River Waterfront area look and function better. If you want poverty alleviated, talk to an agency or organization dedicated to doing that.

  2. Sarah Rado permalink
    December 27, 2016 11:37 am

    Who is the artist that designed it?

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