VIDEO: The coming revitalization of Philadelphia’s historic Cherry Street Pier

The Cherry Street Pier in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania started life as Municipal Pier No. 9.

Built in 1919, the structure was essential in helping supply the city’s busy manufacturing industry.

When local manufacturing moved away, the pier was shut down, and it has remained vacant for some three decades.

Now, with funding from the Knight Foundation and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, the repurposing and renewal of the pier is on the way. Envisioned is affordable artist / entrepreneur space, a community marketplace, and a space for art shows, performances and events.

The end of the pier will feature a park called “The Garden,” which will have greenery, seating, play spaces and a cafe.

Completion is expected before September of 2018.

Images courtesy of Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.

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