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Turtles Will Light the Way to Penn Treaty Park

The Delaware Waterfront Redevelopment Corporation, in conjunction with the New Kensington Community Development Corporation and PennDOT have finalized a deal with artist Donald Lipski to create a new public art installation along Columbia Avenue. The project will also incorporate new landscaping, and is part of the city's quest to connect citizens to the river.

The renderings show the five bronze turtles and fiberglass wolf and turkey that Donald Lipski will create for the Columbia Avenue connector.

The daytime rendering, above, seems to be a more appropriate backdrop for the rendering people than the nighttime rendering (unlikely that anyone will read on a park bench at night,) but it appears that they have so thoroughly enjoyed the new lighting and sculptures that they have stayed through the evening. The daytime rendering also incorporates some gritty realism with a little barbed wire off to the side.

The DWRC also has a project to turn Pier 53 into a public park. Designs for that project will be released this weekend, at the EcoFest at Washington Avenue Green.
· Renderings of Fishtown's Columbia Avenue Connector, Now With Turtles [Property]