The new Dilworth Plaza will open in 2014 but you can be a part of this remarkable transformation today! Help us match a generous grant from the William Penn Foundation – give by December 13, 2013 and your gift will be doubled! Click here to donate now.
Dilworth Plaza is being transformed from an inaccessible, multi-level, unattractive, hard-surface plaza into a sustainable, well-maintained, green public space with no stairs or barriers from the street. By covering existing openings and removing walls, steps and barriers that make the plaza inaccessible in the past, the renovated Dilworth Plaza is adding 20,571 square feet of new useable area (an increase of 21%) and will result in an expanded 120,557-square-foot public space. The new plaza will have a large lawn, tree groves, a programmable fountain and space for 400 benches and chairs. The underground is being dramatically improved as a new transit gateway, providing entrances to Broad Street and Market Street subways and the trolley lines. New elevators will make the transit levels accessible for the first time. A construction contract was awarded on November 16, 2011 and on January 13, 2013, with a lot of support from SEPTA, a major milestone was reached in underground construction as new structural steel supports for the transit concourse and plaza were installed over operating transit lines.
To see the phases of construction until completion in fall 2014, Click Here.
VIEW: Dilworth Plaza video from Katz Creative Associates
Video produced by Philly.com.
Support for the plaza's transformation has been made
by funding from the Federal Transit Administration through a TIGER
(Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant; the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through its RACP program (Redevelopment
Assistance Capital Program); SEPTA; the City of Philadelphia, the
Center City District; the William Penn Foundation, the John S. and
James L. Knight Foundation; and surrounding property owners and
Coming to Dilworth Plaza in 2014
West side of City Hall, 15th and Market Streets
Dilworth Plaza progress diagrams on Flickr.
See renderings of Dilworth Plaza on Flickr.
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