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Center City buildings and landmarks aglow for Halloween

The spirit of ghosts and goblins will be on display throughout Center City Sunday night as property owners join the Center City District in jack-o-lantern-style lighting.

Year-round, the Center City District adds colorful lighting to a dozen historic buildings along the Avenue of the Arts. On Halloween the hues will switch to orange, purple and ghoulish green.

Also along the Avenue of the Arts, the midrise urban apartment complex 777 South Broad and the 31-story Symphony House at Pine Street will be bathed in bewitching orange.

The soaring Benjamin Franklin Bridge will cast a pumpkin glow on the Delaware River. The Cira Centre, on the banks of the Schuylkill, will boast a light show beginning at 10 p.m.

Also on the Schuylkill side of town, the PECO Building at 2301Market Street will add a Halloween message to its rotation of sky-high messages.

Both One Liberty Place and Two Liberty Place on Market Street between 16th and 17th Streets will join the festive light show.

“Center City is at the leading edge of cities coordinating special lighting effects among multiple owners. We appreciate the businesses and property owners joining the Center City District in making the city even more festive during this annual autumn rite,” said Paul R. Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District.

Many of the participating buildings use color-changing LED lighting, due to its energy efficiency, long life, its effectiveness in highlighting distinctive architectural details and its ability to provide fanciful, brilliant light shows for holidays and city-wide celebrations at a much lower cost.

Participating building managers/property owners include: the Delaware River Port Authority; Brandywine Realty Trust; Cushman & Wakefield; PECO; Dranoff Properties; American Real Estate Partners, and the Center City District.

The Center City District, a private-sector sponsored business improvement district dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions.

Center City District
Public Ledger Building
660 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 10106

Linda K. Harris
Director of Communications and Publications
Center City District
Public Ledger Building
660 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
Phone:  215.440.5546

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