New Sculpture Erected Along Schuylkill River Trail

Photo by Margot Berg  / Creative Philadelphia

Photo by Margot Berg / Creative Philadelphia

Joggers, roller-bladers and that one woman who skips along the Schuylkill River trail will notice a new sculpture marking their path.

“Air,” a work by Philadelphia sculptor Walker Hancock was erected after a $30,000 renovation. It had been sitting in storage since 1999, when the Civic Center, where it was initially erected, was destroyed. More on its history from Newsworks:

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Residents Set Their Sights on The Mantua Greenway

Loved having these local youth out for the Mantua Ave clean-up! #youngstewards #phillies #getoutside

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What began as one local’s personal garden has blossomed into one of Mantua’s more transformative community projects. According to Dan Eldridge on the Local Initiatives Support Corporation blog, the West Philly neighborhood will eventually enjoy its own biking and walking trail that connects to the Schuylkill Trail system. Upon reaching completion, the greenway is expected to have murals and art installations.

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11 Reasons We Are So Stinkin’ Excited for Warm Weather in Philly

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We are now officially four days into spring, but Mother Nature doesn’t appear to care one lick. And since we’re due to get more snow tomorrow (just a dusting, but still), I would like to say for the Internet Record that I am sick to death of being cold. I won’t go all the way and wish for full-on, 1,000-percent humidity summer weather, as my sister-in-law has done, but I’ll gladly take anything over 50 degrees at this point. Is that so much to ask?

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