Benjamin Franklin Parkway Groundbreaking

Date: June 7, 2010

Location:
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
at 22nd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Description:

Please join leaders from Pew, along with Governor Edward G. Rendell, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and other leaders from the city's cultural and philanthropic communities on Monday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m. to launch the start of work on three major projects to dramatically enhance the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

A press conference will be held on the Parkway near 22nd Street to announce work set to begin on streetscape improvements for the 2100 and 2200 blocks, restoration of the Rodin Museum grounds and courtyard garden, and Sister Cities Park.

Scheduled to give remarks:

  • Governor Edward G. Rendell
  • Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis
  • Donald Kimelman, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Timothy Rub, The Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Drew Becher, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • Paul Levy, Center City District 

Fairmount Park, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Center City District are directing the respective projects. The renovation of the Parkway is funded by a public-private partnership that includes the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the William Penn Foundation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
 
In case of severely inclement weather, the event will be held at the Rodin Museum, located on the Parkway at 22nd Street.

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