30th Street Station project aims to create more hospitable public space

    There’s a lot to see when you emerge from 30th Street Station. Cars, taxis, construction and lots of people crowd the island between the station and Market Street.

    Those things will all still be there when work is done on a new public space, but the island is supposed to be a lot nicer looking.


    Work is underway for the University City District’s public space project, and the naming contest continues. WHYY/NewsWorks’ Peter Crimmins was there Friday to check out the progress on the 40-foot concrete slab replacing a lane of traffic. The slab will soon be dressed with trees, tables with umbrellas and planters.

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