PHILADELPHIA 2016 HOST COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS ALONG BROAD STREET AHEAD OF DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Monday, June 20th, the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention announced beautification efforts that will take place along North and South Broad Streets in advance of the Democratic National Convention. Beginning at City Hall, North Broad will be treated with improvements to streetscape, turf restoration, and new perennial garden plantings. The North Broad project is made possible thanks to a grant from Jody McNeil.  The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will paint a mile-long temporary mural on the raised median, which will serve as a vibrant gateway between City Hall and South Philadelphia. Additionally, on the South facade of City Hall, Center City District will install a temporary red, white and blue lighting array, which will include a programmable color-changing wash of the tower with moving lights and projected gobo images.

Renderings of the each of the projects can be found here.
The Democratic National Convention will take place in Philadelphia July 25-28, 2016.

 

To read more about the beautification efforts, check out the links below:

Newsworks WHYY

Philly.com

Philly Voice 

CBS Local 

Philly Magazine