Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Reading Viaduct aspires to be a "Neighborhood Park"

For all of you regular readers, you have already seen some past posts from me regarding the Reading Viaduct Project; which is just north of Center City Philadelphia.

This article has great information from the source of the project's momentum, Paul Levy - President & CEO of the Center City District (CCD). Paul teamed up with Hidden City Philadelphia (who is actually one of our office neighbors in Rittenhouse Square) to write a piece about the potential for such a high-line'esque park in our great city.

For those who don't already know, it would actually cost the city less to rehab this structure than to demolish it; which leaves the door open for all options to be considered. The possibilities and potential are endless; now, all of those involved have to just fill in the blanks.

... but the blanks are large.

Where will the funding come from?

Who will maintain the park?

Will Reading International be willing to negotiate terms with the city on the largest portion of the viaduct?

These and many more questions will be answered in the near future. But the real question is, what would you like this park to be? Please feel free to comment below.

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