Wednesday: Philadelphia’s Next Great Public Space Dedication

About two months ago, we tipped you off about the creation of a new public space on the southern end of 30th Street Station. This new forty-foot wide space attempts to improve walkability at this meeting of West Philadelphia and Center City and is brought to us by the Planning Commission, the Streets Department, Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, University City District, PennDOT, and others. Back in August, the site was under some serious construction, with a new concrete slab taking the place of a parking lane.

In August

The ribbon cutting, grand opening, and naming ceremony for this new space will take place on Wednesday, November 2nd, at noon. The celebration will feature live music from the West Philly Orchestra, refreshments from Garces Trading Co., a 3D model cake from Charm City Cakes, fitness demos from Drexel‘s Recreational Athletics Staff, street performances, and Give and Take’s Little Circus.

Looks pretty good
No tables yet
Lots of green
From a distance

So if you happen to work in the area, and want to see the Mayor cut a ribbon, go check it out! And if you could, let us know what we should call this space. We’re still hoping that our entry is the winner.