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Future of the Parkway

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a dynamic work in progress. Over the past several years, major improvements were made to the Parkway, thanks to the combined efforts of cultural institutions, organizations such as the Center City District, Fairmount Park, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and generous public and foundation funding. The enhancements include: 

  • Opening of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building
  • Dramatic lighting of sculptures and building facades
  • Improved Parkway Museums District signage
  • Renovation of Aviator Park, at 20th & the Parkway
  • Restoration of Logan Square, with safer pedestrian crossings
  • Renovation of Triangle Park (now Cret Park), and the opening of Capriccio at Cret Park, at 16th & the Parkway
  • Completion of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's underground parking and the Anne d'Harnoncourt sculpture garden
  • The opening of the Barnes Foundation on the Parkway
  • The reopening of the Rodin Museum, following renovations to the museum and gardens
  • The renovation of Sister Cities Park, and opening of Logan Square Café, in front of the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul
  • Extensive Parkway public landscape and hardscape projects, which have made our unique boulevard much more pedestrian and bike-friendly
  • A 53,000 square foot addition to the Franklin Institute
  • The transformation of Dilworth Plaza (at City Hall) into Dilworth Park - a dynamic, multi-use public space
  • Renovation of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central building
  • The opening of the Philadelphia Mormon Temple at 17th & Vine Streets
  • Completion of the massive 676 bridges project, which added new park spaces and improved traffic flow

This is a truly exciting time on the Parkway! On the horizon:

  • Master planning for the Parkway
  • Completion of the Frank Gehry-designed core project at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Development of plans for a Calder sanctuary/museum on the Parkway, between 21st and 22nd Streets

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