Columbia and Girard signage

i have no idea what to call it but there's a new round sign for the rivers/riverfront — i saw "Shackamaxon" under the wrapping and what looked like river lines — on the bump out at the corner. all i can think of when i see it is another vehicle for the Making Time/roller derby/wheat paste graffiti that all the Kool kids put up.

along with the second round of trees, this looks to be a finishing detail for the revitalization. i don't see another one on any other corner at this time.

sara's picture

We saw that thing this morning. It seemed to still be wrapped up. We thought it was a giant hot water heater. We are a little slow in the a.m.

FishtownYo's picture

What about sign for the east side of Girard, the stumps there with wiring in place, are they not doing that one now? As for the finishing touches, its so lame how the tree pit cut outs are all different, They should have made them more uniform.

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sara wrote:
We saw that thing this morning. It seemed to still be wrapped up. We thought it was a giant hot water heater. We are a little slow in the a.m.

i thought it a hot water heater too but then the "oh, no…" set in. i'm all for it, but i know what it'll become. i will be disappointed in the fishtown is brooklyn hipster art scene if it's not yarn bombed by christmas.

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sara wrote:
We saw that thing this morning. It seemed to still be wrapped up. We thought it was a giant hot water heater. We are a little slow in the a.m.

I thought it was a giant roll of linoleum. (Do they still make linoleum?)

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Neilpuck's picture

They are (supposedly interactive) decorative light sculptures serving as a gateway to the Delaware River via Penn Treaty Park. A project that the NKCDC with input from other local civics to continue to develop the relationship of our neighborhood to the Delaware River. Not sure when the official unveiling will be.

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Penn Treaty park is a pigsty in the summer.

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Susquehanna's picture

saw them working on it this morning. the shell was off and lighting being installed.

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susquehanna,
just wanted to say i love your user icon. one of my favorite films. 8-)