This morning, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation chose a Hargreaves Associates to design the plan the redevelopment of Penn's Landing and create a park space to connect Old City and the waterfront by building a "cap" over I-95 and Colombus Boulevard. The design firm was also selected to create the plan for the 2012 London Olympic Park. They have completed many park projects, and often works with waterfronts. The three pictures above show different views of Chattanooga 21st Century Waterfront Park, which accomplished goals in Chattanooga that were similar to the DRWC's goals for the park here in Philly: to connect the city to its waterfront.
Hargreaves Associates will recieve the $425K contract for their work, which should be finished in about six months. The DRWC's efforts to connect the city to the riverside also include a new lighting and art installation along Columbia Avenue in conjunction with PennDOT and the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.
Between Steve Wynn's assertion that his casino will connect Philadelphia to the Delaware, and the DRWC's efforts, someone ought to be able to build a great waterfront park for Philly.
· Penn's Landing Design Begins [Hidden City]
· Chattanooga 21st Century Waterpark [Hargreaves Associates]