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Rail Park hits construction milestone with first concrete pour

It’s all happening

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The future Rail Park just hit a major construction milestone this week when crews made the first concrete pour along the quarter-mile trail.

On Thursday morning, construction crews took the latest step on the park project by pouring concrete onto the Rail Park site. The momentous—and always satisfying—occasion took place about nine months after the first phase of the Rail Park officially broke ground.

When we last checked in on progress—thanks to this drone video—things seemed to be moving along. Thanks to a lot of good weather, construction has gone along swimmingly and ahead of schedule.

According to Center City District, which is handling the project from start to finish, after the concrete pour the slab will be waterproofed, followed by landscaping. And come January 2018, the Rail Park should be open!

Can’t hardly wait? A September 6 event with the Inquirer’s Inga Saffron and the Rail Park’s landscape architect Studio Bryan Hanes should hold you over; the discussion will go over the future of the Rail Park.