Rittenhouse Revival: bright LED pooling clean white light
PlanPhilly recently reported that Philadelphia is the recipient in nearly $850,000 in money from the state for the study and implementation of LED streetlights. Though our city is at the forefront nationally with recently adopted land bank legislation and progressive water department pushing us to rethink street design, we are behind the curve in the adoption of new street lighting.
So far we've looked at the way that exterior and interior spaces of Rittenhouse Square could be improved and modernized. Here we'll look at a more basic concern facing the Square: maintenance. Though the Friends of Rittenhouse Square engage in fundraising for capital improvements, it is clear that long-term issues needing significant capital investment are becoming more and more pressing with each year.
Below we'll look at just a fraction of these issues: