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Dilworth Plaza

(Construction workers and equipment still dominate Dilworth Plaza, on the west apron of City Hall, as it undergoes a massive makeover above and below ground.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Dilworth Plaza Renovation Slightly Slower, Costlier Than Initial Plan

“During the last two years, we’ve encountered the normal things you find underground in a very old city,” notes Center City District president Paul Levy.

12/03/2013

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SEPTA Closing Center City Trolley Tunnel Tonight For Week-Long Construction Project

SEPTA’s Heather Redfern says the trolley tunnel will close at 10 o’clock tonight and won’t re-open until Monday, August 12th.

08/02/2013

file photo (credit: Al Novack)

SEPTA Running Shuttle Buses Between 11th and 30th Streets This Weekend

The ongoing construction at Dilworth Plaza will cause a weekend’s worth of inconvenience for Center City SEPTA riders.

01/10/2013

(Looking northwest from South Penn Square, near the Ritz-Carlton Residences.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Work Proceeds Apace on Renovation of Dilworth Plaza, at Philadelphia City Hall

Work crews have begun the next phase of the massive renovation of Dilworth Plaza, on the west apron of City Hall.

01/04/2013

(Love Park, at 15th and JFK Blvd., in file photo)

Nutter’s Next Budget Includes $20 Million For Love Park Makeover

Mayor Nutter wants City Hall to make JFK Plaza more user friendly.

03/09/2012

(Dilworth Plaza, near 15th and Market Streets in center city Philadelphia, where renovation work has already begun.  Credit:  Mike Dunn)

High Above Dilworth Plaza, Ceremonial ‘Groundbreaking’ Held For Plaza’s Makeover

Two months after “Occupy Philadelphia” protesters were evicted from Dilworth Plaza, on the west side of City Hall, city officials gathered for the long-awaited groundbreaking of the plaza’s renovation.

01/30/2012

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Knight Arts Foundation Picks 55 Finalists For Challenge Philadelphia Grants

The Knight Arts Foundation has picked 55 projects as finalists for its Challenge Philadelphia grants. The winners will share some $3-million in funding.

01/11/2012

Mummers Parade (credit: John Ostapkovich)

Fan-Friendly Changes Come To New Year’s Day Mummers Parade

There’s a fan-friendly change coming to the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day, all because of what otherwise is a pain in the neck.

12/19/2011

(The mayor's office showed a graphic detailing where to walk -- and where NOT to walk -- during the renovations around City Hall.   Credit:  Paul Kurtz)

Mayor Nutter Outlines Safe Walking Route Around Dilworth Plaza Construction

The Nutter administration has developed a plan to help pedestrians get around Dilworth Plaza safely while construction workers spend the next 27 months renovating the area.

12/09/2011

(Pedestrians walk in a traffic lane along South Penn Square.  A sign instructs pedestrians not to cross to Dilworth Plaza, where the area is fenced off.   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Officials Eyeing Safer Pedestrian Practices During Dilworth Plaza Rebuild

Even though the signs read “Sidewalk Closed,” some pedestrians used to cutting through the plaza are choosing to walk in the street along the southwest corner.

12/07/2011

Philadelphia police evicted “Occupy Philadelphia” in the early morning hours of November 30, 2011. After being evicted, protesters marched throughout Center City.

Occupy Philly: We’re Alive And Well, Still Meeting

Occupy Philadelphia protesters vowed Friday to continue their movement against corporate greed and economic inequality despite the demise of their tent city at City Hall, and they challenged the city’s assessment that their eviction occurred in a peaceful and orderly fashion.

12/02/2011

(Clear glass pyramidal entrances to underground transit, far left, and a huge section of lawn are among the features of the new Dilworth Plaza.  Artist's rendering provided)

As Makeover Begins, Philadelphia Shows Off Vision For New Dilworth Plaza

The $50-million project has begun, and officials say it will completely transform the plaza above and below ground.

12/01/2011

Occupy Philadelphia

Protesters: ‘Occupy Philadelphia’ Arrests Were Unnecessary

Protesters who spoke with Eyewitness News claim many of the 52 ‘Occupy Philadelphia’ protesters who were arrested Wednesday morning, were taken into custody unnecessarily.

11/30/2011

Philadelphia police evicted “Occupy Philadelphia” in the early morning hours of November 30, 2011. After being evicted, protesters marched throughout Center City.

Mayor Nutter: Dilworth Plaza Occupation Is Over

“The Occupation of City Hall’s Dilworth Plaza is now over,” Mayor Nutter says. Philadelphia Police successfully evicted Occupy Philadelphia protesters overnight to make way for a long-planned construction project.

11/30/2011

Protesters locked arm-in-arm on Dilworth Plaza, before marching through Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Police Evict Occupy Philadelphia; Protesters March Through Center City

More than 60 hours after the deadline for them to get out of Dilworth Plaza, Philadelphia police moved in early Wednesday morning and cleared the Occupy Philadelphia tent city.

11/30/2011

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