Philadelphia should strive to make the ship part of a redesigned waterfront.

No need to cross an ocean
Philadelphia should strive to make the ship part of a redesigned waterfront.
By Joanne Aitken and David B. Brownlee: We share the gratitude of maritime enthusiasts, preservationists, and design buffs for philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest’s gift enabling the SS United States Conservancy to purchase and rescue the fastest ocean liner ever built. Now it’s up to Philadelphians to figure out how to keep this extraordinary combination of beauty and technological prowess on the Delaware, where it has berthed since 1996.

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