Image by Steve Weinik, courtesy of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Commuters traveling between Philadelphia and New York, upwards of 34,000 of them daily, are getting a pop of color added to their train ride between 30th Street and North Philadelphia Stations. Meant to be viewed from inside a moving train, psychylustro is a neon-colored, multi-part temporary installation by artist Katharina Grosse. The City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program invited the Berlin-based artist to create a piece of public art that would spark the imaginations of Amtrak commuters along the rather bleak Northeast Corridor. (more…)
Reading Viaduct, rendering by Bryan Hanes
Back in December, we shared a list of 10 Plans for Elevated “High Line” Parks Around the World. One of these plans in Philadelphia has been in the works for more than 10 years, and is just now beginning to come into fruition. The Reading Viaduct is a mile-long stretch of elevated train tracks running through the Callowhill and Chinatown North neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Constructed in 1893, it carried commuters and freight to Center City Philadelphia for almost 100 years.