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Renewed Pier 68 to Open Thursday, October 1

Photo via Studio Bryan Hanes

The all-but-abandoned Pier 68 will soon finish construction with a renewed public space on the Delaware River. The public will be able to fish and relax at the pier starting Thursday, October 1 with a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. by Mayor Michael Nutter and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC). According to Philly Mag, this is the third reclaimed pier project spearheaded by the DRWC, the other two being Race Street Pier and the Washington Avenue Pier. The designs for Pier 68's construction were from Studio Bryan Hanes who planned for native trees and other greenery to act as a buffer to the nearby Walmart parking lot. Other highlights to Pier 68 include a designated area for public fishing, a picnic grove, and ecological zones.

· Gone Fishin': Philly's Newest Public Pier Park to be Unveiled Next Week [Philly Mag]
· Pier 68 [Studio Bryan Hanes]