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Architizer has the sad history of the headstones visible at low tide beneath the Betsy Ross Bridge, which are the product of Temple University's decision to sort of not care about them when they sold them as rubble to be used for building the bridge. "Thousands of headstones were discarded into the Delaware, as rubble from a demolition. Today, at low tide, some of the headstones are still visible, no longer a testament to a person beneath, but to the uniquely American habit of turning anything, paradise or cemetery, into a parking lot." [Architzer]

Temple University

1801 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 215 204 7000