Last night, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation presented a dizzying array of possibilities for the soon-to-be-made-over Penn's Landing. Though the project is still in planning phases, and everyone involved admits that fundraising will the challenging, the DRWC is making steps toward a fancy waterfront park for Philly.
Plans for Penn's landing definitely include the extension of the South Street bridge over Columbus Avenue to take pedestrians directly to the waterfront. The architects in charge of the project also do plan to place a cap over I-95, essentially extending Old City to the waterfront.
Plans might include some fantastical elements such as an amphitheater, outdoor rooms framed by trees, and a pool barge, floating in the Delaware River (allowing parkgoers to swim in the Delaware river without actually having to swim in the water of the Delaware River.)
· A Peek Into Penn's Landing's Future [Hidden City]