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DNA OF A CITY

A PHILADELPHIA TIMELINE

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t Sedgely Drive zation dedicated to integrating public nt Park Art Association s country e, Wanamakers , West river Drive at Black Road mb, Central Laurel Hill Drive at 25th St. nn Square, Broad & Market 1901 Mummer Celebration is sponsored by the City of Philadelphia 1902-4 The Thinker, by Rodin, Benjamin Franklin Parkway 1924 Swann Memorial Fountain {Fountain of 3 Rivers}, Logan Circle, Benjamin Franklin Parkway 1928 “The Art Museum,” officially opens to the public 1938 Ben Franklin, 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway 1943 Prometheus Strangling the Vulture, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Parkway entrance 1950 Playing Angels, Kelly Drive at Fountain Green Drive 1959 Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority adopts the first “ One Percent for Fine Arts” program in the U.S., making the commissioning of new works of public art integral to the urban renewal process. 1966 Society Hill Towers Fountain, M.Pei

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The Urban Playground  

The urban landscape of center city Philadelphia can best be described as a series of concrete thoroughfares –pathways to other places. Vast...

The Urban Playground  

The urban landscape of center city Philadelphia can best be described as a series of concrete thoroughfares –pathways to other places. Vast...

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