Spring Lecture Series Goes Out With a Bang

Creating with Constraints - Spring 2013 Lecture Series

Creating with Constraints – Spring 2013 Lecture Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all who attended the third, and final, installment of our Spring 2013 Lecture Series, “Creating with Constraints” last night. It was the highest attendance we’ve had to date!

Friends of the Rail Park drew our biggest crowd to-date.

Friends of the Rail Park drew our biggest crowd to-date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leah Murphy and Andrew Goldblatt discussed how two former railway lines, a stretch of fifty city blocks in Philadelphia, can be transformed into a future green space. Representing Friends of the Rail Park (formerly known as VIADUCTgreene), Murphy and Goldblatt unveiled their plans for the first time to the public and discussed the internal and external constraints surrounding the project. The lecture ended with an outstanding Q&A session and comments from the crowd.

Goldblatt and Murphy discuss the project.

Goldblatt and Murphy discuss the project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you weren’t able to make it out, but are interested in learning more, Hidden City’s recent article, Plan for City Branch Rail Park Emerges, is a great overview and has the latest project images/renderings. To keep up with the project and learn how you can show your support, visit TheRailPark.org and friend them on Facebook.

The plans propose a Rail Park spanning 50 city blocks in Philadelphia.

The plans propose a Rail Park spanning 50 city blocks in Philadelphia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Spring Lecture Series Goes Out With a Bang

  1. Laura April 19, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    I know so many wish they could have made it to the event. Is there a recording of the event that we can access?

    • Design Shaker May 3, 2013 at 11:52 am #

      Hi Laura
      Unfortunately not. I would suggest watching the Friends of the Rail Park website for latest news on the project. We will be posting updates on our blog as well.
      Stay tuned! We have recently been mulling over the idea of offering podcasts/video of our future lecture series…
      Thanks,
      NH

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