Streetscaping Filbert Street

Reading Terminal Market

Funding Received: 2015
Philadelphia, PA
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

Reading Terminal Market is a popular food and retail destination in the heart of downtown Philadelphia adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a multi modal transit hub and a major shopping mall.  The block between the Market and and the transit hub is a dark, uninviting, covered corridor that discourages foot traffic between the two sites. The Market will launch a participatory design process to prototype arts installations and programming along the 1100 block of Filbert Street. This will better connect patrons of the historic Market to the local transit hub and boost the economic vitality of the surrounding area.


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

May 20, 2016
When it opened for business in 1893, Reading Terminal was the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad’s response to the fortress-like Broad Street Station, its main competitor... Read More
Nov 16, 2015
A white-haired woman watches a group of salsa dancers, moving to the music. One of the dancers approaches her with an outstretched hand. She joins... Read More
Jul 18, 2015
A bleak Center City street could get revamped and the community will have more of a say in development near Bartram's Garden thanks to grants... Read More