Center City will offer up a cornucopia of light this Thanksgiving

(November 23, 2009) –   Festive times are fast-approaching and for Thanksgiving, at the beginning of the holiday season, the Center City District (CCD), Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and downtown building owners are lighting Center City in festive colors to mark the occasion.
On November 27, the nine buildings on the Avenue of the Arts lit by the CCD with permanent light-emitting diode (LED) façade lighting will celebrate with a red, orange and gold kinetic light show, repeating every 15 minutes, up and down South Broad Street. Also joining in the festivities will be the Cira Center, Symphony House, One & Two Liberty Place and DRPA, who will light the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in shades of yellow and brown for the holiday. The Crown Lights atop the PECO headquarters will be emblazoned with a holiday message featuring an animated turkey.
“There’s plenty to be thankful for in Philadelphia this year,” said CCD President Paul R. Levy. “Not the least of which is the spirit of cooperation between those public and private sector organizations that bring more visibility and memorable experiences to Center City through lighting.”
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: Delaware River Port Authority, Brandywine Realty Trust, Hyatt, Cushman & Wakefield, PECO, Dranoff Properties, ACP Mid-Atlantic and the Center City District, along with property owners on the Avenue of the Arts.
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.
RJ White
Manager of Media Relations and Interactive Marketing
Center City District
P: 215.440.5550
f: 267.440.4450

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