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Finally: The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Has a New Website

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Information! Clickable! On a map! Screenshot of the new DRWC website.

Congratulations to Emma Fried-Cassorla and team (was there a team? Or was it just Emma, bleary-eyed, on the phone with designer/developer P’unk Ave deep into the night[s]?) for the new Delaware River Waterfront Corporation website, which finally provides information in truly legible fashion (and is also very clean and pretty). Previously, it was a confusing mess within an unfortunate theme-park aesthetic.

Normally, a new website wouldn’t be cause for much fuss, but this is actually important. The riverfront is increasingly a locus of activity and economic development in Philly; in fact, it’s probably the section of the city that’s undergoing the most dramatic transformation. When complete, it’ll be a change as comprehensive as the Navy Yard or Northern Liberties.

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Renderings of Fishtown’s Columbia Avenue Connector, Now With Turtles

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The idea for the Columbia Avenue Connector is to provide a physical link between Fishtown and Penn Treaty Park so that people can stroll down a well-lighted Columbia Avenue, lush with trees and safe even beneath the underpass, until they reach the waterfront. A key piece of that project–sculpture and lighting by artist Donald Lipski–received unanimous final approval today from the board of directors of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. Which means that Columbia Avenue will have five bronze turtles, one wolf and one turkey.

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