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    Race Street Pier design reflects 19th century history

    Philadelphia’s come a long way since 1896 when construction on the original Race Street Pier began. But the new pier, which opened to the public yesterday, has a similar design to its inspiration.
    The pier was also two levels back in the 19th century to accommodate recreation and shipping, as NewsWorks partner PlanPhilly notes in a fact-filled post about the pier. Check out the post for every last detail on the plants, railings, pavement and more. And of course, there are more photos.

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