That large body of water to the east is the Delaware River. Go meet it today. Race Street Pier opens to the public today, and one of its many purposes is to call attention to the fact that behind I-95, several lanes of traffic and the occasional factory, we’ve got a waterfront.
The pier’s two levels and 37 white swamp oak trees take up about an acre. You’ll also fin a lawn, benches and some pretty great views. The ribbon cutting is at 2 p.m. today, but a pre-opening gala yesterday drew a nice crowd and raised about $75,000 for performing arts on the water front. Check out video of the gala from NewsWorks partner PlanPhilly.
Feed the Feed: Heading to the pier today? Send us your photos!