Electronic Billboards

Artist rendering of proposed globe at 12th and Arch. (photo provided)

Two Large, 3D Electronic Billboards Approved For Tourist Sections of Center City Phila.

City Council overwhelming approved the installation of two electronic advertising structures, dubbed “Urban Experiential Displays,” ranging in height from 30 to 50 feet.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(City councilman Kenyatta Johnson, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Pulls Support For Electronic Billboard Along ‘Avenue of the Arts’

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, whose district includes that section of Broad Street, says he’s heard from constituents who don’t like the idea, so he is withdrawing support for that location. Two other sites are still up for approval.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(Larger electronic billboards would be allowed on the walls of Philadelphia newsstands under a measure that got Rules Committee approval in City Council.  Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

City Council Committee OKs Larger, Electronic Billboards on Phila. Newsstands

“This bill will add some vitality to some blocks, particularly in center city, which particularly after the normal business hours are rather dark and uninviting,” Councilman Bill Greenlee said as the hearing opened.

12/05/2012

(City Council's Rules Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Council Committee Approves Controversial, 7-Story Electronic Sign For Callowhill St.

The owner of the Electric Factory building wants permission to wrap the building, which is visible from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, in an electronic sign. Some community groups were outraged.

12/04/2012