Kimmel’s SEI Innovation Studio Features 22-Foot Glass Panel and Car-Crash Webcam

by Angelly Carrión | November 18, 2013 11:50 am

Photo credit: Kimmel Center, Inc.[1]

Photo credit: Evelyn Bonner
Courtesy of Kimmel Center, Inc.

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is getting a generous beautification, courtesy of leading investment-processing group SEI. The global financial services company is funding the center’s redesigning of their previously overlooked Innovation Studio.

Before these changes, the 200-seat Innovation Studio “had only a modest presence,” according to James Timberlake, half of architect firm KieranTimberlake (which recently broke ground for its design-winning New London Embassy[2]). The new entrance on Spruce Street features a 22-foot tall glass panel onto which is projected changing graphics.

Apart from the new architectural Spruce Street entrance, the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza will feature a column of light that will extend to the building’s lower level, demarcating the Studio from street level.

Other projects include:

The latter installation actually features a live webcam[3] so you can watch the cars’ movement as it happens. It might not be as adorable as a puppy cam, but it’s certainly more sophisticated.

kimmel center webcam screenshot[4]

A screen shot of the live webcam.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.phillymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/753-copy.jpg
  2. recently broke ground for its design-winning New London Embassy: https://www.phillymag.com/property/2013/11/14/kierantimberlakes-london-embassy-breaks-ground/
  3. a live webcam: http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/sei.php
  4. [Image]: http://www.seic.com/enUS/about/13065.htm

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