Spruce Street Harbor Park (SSHP) put Philadelphia on the map internationally this past summer with acolades rolling in regarding the reinvigoration of a waterfront too often forgotten and disconnected from our urban fabric. SSHP made waves not only because of the amount of people it brought in, but because of the quality and variety of programming (arcades, bocce, hammocks, food and drink) but because of the quality of the build outs.
The Grays Ferry Triangles Pedestrian Plaza occupies an enviable list in the life of Philadelphia's public space. It is the first pedestrian plaza in Center City to permanently close an active street off from car use and repurpose it for pedestrians. It is also the first pedestrian plaza to utilize recently passed city-wide legislation for its legalization.