Philadelphia Public Art

Architecture: Plazas and Courtyards

City Hall Fountain
* abstract fountain
* Was on the East side of 15th, South of Market. Removed when Dilworth Plaza was reconstructed in 2014
* Plaza. Southwest corner of City Hall.
* 39.952015,-75.164875 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing, Unidentified
* See also:'s City Hall page's City Hall page

Drexel Clock
* clock
* Courtyard. Drexel University. South side of Market between 31st and 32nd.
* 39.954700,-75.186100 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+Drexel University

Park Towne Place East Fountain
* abstract fountain
* Plaza. South corner of the driveway, Park Towne Place. South side of the Parkway, West of 22nd.
* 39.960670,-75.176755 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:

Park Towne Place West Fountain
* abstract fountain
* Plaza. Southwest side of the driveway, Park Towne Place. South side of the Parkway, West of 22nd.
* 39.960640,-75.177490 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:

St. Joseph and Jesus
* statue of Jesus and Joseph
* small people, one standing, one carried, plants, globe
* Visible through the fence
* Courtyard. St. Joseph's Hospital. South side of Girard between 16th and 17th.
* 39.971800,-75.163300 [map]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:'s Saint Joseph page
+St. Joseph's Hospital

Witherspoon Building Figures
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1898
* Statues of James Caldwell, Samuel Davies, Francis Makemie, John McMillan, Marcus Whitman and John Witherspoon
* standing people, hats, books and papers, wagon wheel
* The first six pictures are of the individuals in the order listed on the plaques. The last two are detail shots. The pieces are visible up close when the gates are open and through the gates when they are closed.
* Originally on the Witherspoon Building
* inscription:
Francis Makemie
John Witherspoon
John McMillan
Samuel Davies
James Caldwell
Marcus Whitman
* Front courtyard. Presbyterian Historical Society. North side of Lombard, East of 5th.
* 39.942900,-75.149950 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Moved
* See also:'s Alexander Stirling Calder page's James Caldwell page's Samuel Davies page's Samuel Davies page's Francis Makemie page's Rev. John McMillan page's Marcus Whitman page's John Witherspoon page
+Presbyterian Historical Society at

Lion's Head Fountain
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1899 (2004 copy)
* small lion's head fountain
* Visible through the gate when the gate is closed. Previously listed as 1929 but the University Museum web site lists that section as completed in 1899 and the Penn News claims to have an archival photo dating from 1913-1916.
* Upper (West) courtyard. Penn Museum. South side of South, just East of 33rd..
* 39.949700,-75.191600 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+Penn News story about the restoration of the fountain's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology

Pompeian Dancing Satyr
* standing person (satyr)
* Listed as a reproduction, no artist
* Upper (West) courtyard. Penn Museum. South side of South, just East of 33rd.
* 39.949630,-75.191610 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology

Triton Fountain
Donald De Lue, 1941
* Statue of Triton
* fish, kneeling person, fountain
* Not (as listed elsewhere) on North 6th
* Courtyard. North side of Chestnut, East of 10th, behind a fence.
* 39.950325,-75.156150 [map]
* On the Jefferson Center City Campus tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:'s Donald De Lue page's Donald De Lue page's Triton page

Roll of Honor
* small head, upper body and arm, hat, police call box
* inscription:
Police Department
City of Philadelphia
In grateful memory of those who gave their lives in performance of their duty
* Courtyard (Southeast corner). City Hall. Market, West of Juniper.
* 39.952250,-75.163325 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:'s City Hall page's City Hall page

Henry Mitchell, 1958
* Memorial to Henry M. Phillips
* horses, fountain
* Plaza. Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965325,-75.180600 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also: picture of this piece
+Philadelphia Museum of Art

Emancipation Proclamation Fountain
Gerd Utescher, 1964
* In honor of an act by Abraham Lincoln
* standing person, birds
* During a 2002 site renovation this piece was moved and turned and the non-functional fountain basin was taken out. By 2010 it was completely surrounded by trees. The first picture is from the old setting. The second is from the new setting. The third is a detail with trees.
* Courtyard. Bottom of the concourse entrance on the Northwest corner of 15th and Market.
* 39.952850,-75.165450 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Moved, African American
* See also:'s Abraham Lincoln page

Milkweed Pod
Clark B. Fitz-Gerald, 1965
* big plant fountain
* Courtyard. Behind the Rohm and Haas building, West side of 6th street between Chestnut and Market (go up the steps and through the underpass).
* 39.950300,-75.151400 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+Clark Fitz-Gerald gallery from

Old Man, Young Man, The Future
Leonard Baskin, 1966
* standing person, sitting person, bird
* Also known as Society Hill Sculpture
* Plaza. Society Hill Towers. 2nd Street North of Spruce.
* 39.945225,-75.144875 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+Leonard Baskin page @'s Society Hill Towers page

Society Hill Towers Fountain
I. M. Pei, 1966 (restored 2009)
* fountain
* Courtyard/plaza. Society Hill Towers. 2nd Street North of Spruce.
* 39.945450,-75.144700 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:'s I. M. Pei page's Society Hill Towers page

Three Bears
George Papashvily, 1966
* small bears
* Visible through the fence
* Courtyard. Behind the Fox Chase Library. North side of Rhawn St. East of Jeannes.
* 40.076700,-75.081750 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* See also:'s George Papashvily page
+Fox Chase Library

Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Fountain
Vincent King, 1969
* Memorial to Ellen Phillips Samuel
* fountain
* Removed 2017
* Replaced by the Love Park Fountain
* Plaza. Specifically John F. Kennedy Plaza (Love Park).
* 39.954250,-75.165650 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing

Magnolia Blossom
Harold Kimmelman, 1969
* big plant
* Courtyard. West side of Belfield between Haines and High.
* 40.045020,-75.170875 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:

Bronze Sphere
Klaus Ihlenfeld, 1970 (installed)
* sphere
* Grass plaza. On the grounds of Fairmount Manor Apartments. East of 7th between Wallace and Fairmount.
* 39.963100,-75.149050 [map]
* See also:

Dedicated to the American Secretary
Costantino Nivola, 1970
* abstract standing person
* Moved slightly Northeast some time before June 20, 2014, from back against the wall of the building as in the second picture, to up against the sidewalk railing as in the first picture.
* Plaza. South side of Market, between 4th and 5th.
* 39.950250,-75.148000 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:'s Costantino Nivola page

Robinson Fredenthal, 1973
* abstract fire
* Plaza. Behind 1234 Market. North side of Ludlow, East of 13th.
* 39.951385,-75.160700 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:

Lightning Bolts
Harold Kimmelman, 1973 (installed)
* lightning bolts
* Courtyard. Northeast side of Baynton, Southeast of Rittenhouse.
* 40.040100,-75.173035 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:

Henry Mitchell, 1974
* small cats
* On what was probably once a fountain that is now mostly used for sitting and flowerpots and is almost always surrounded by people.
* Courtyard. Betsy Ross House. North side of Arch East of 3rd.
* 39.952300,-75.144675 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:

Dilworth Plaza Fountain
1974 (completion of original plaza)
* waterfall fountain
* Was on the East side of 15th, just North of Market. Removed with the reconstruction and flattening of Dilworth Plaza in 2014
* Plaza. City Hall.
* 39.952700,-75.164710 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:'s City Hall page's City Hall page

Government of the People
Jacques Lipchitz, 1976
* big group of people, kneeling and crushed
* inscription:
Symbolizing family life
"the wellspring of society,
the hope of the future"
the concept of government being of, by, and for the people,
this sculpture is dedicated
to the people of Philadelphia
* Plaza. Municipal Services Building. Northwest corner, Broad and JFK.
* 39.953750,-75.163975 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece's Jacque Lipchitz page

Hippo Head Fountain
* hippo head fountain
* inscription: Funds for this park were granted by the Board of City Trusts from a fund created by the estate of Stephen Girard for the improvement of the Delaware front of the city
* Courtyard park. North side of Arch, East of 4th.
* 39.952425,-75.146290 [map]
* On the Old City tour

Burst of Joy
Harold Kimmelman, 1977
* big exploding geometric form
* Plaza/Courtyard. Gallery at Market East. West side of 9th Street, just North of Market.
* 39.951650,-75.155250 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+Artist's page for this piece

Marino Monument
Harold Kimmelman, 1977
* Sculpture in memory of Vincent A. Marino, Esq.
* standing person, abstract architectural elements
* Visible through the fence on both sides
* inscription:
Deputy Regional Administrator HUD Region 3
His dedication and talent helped build
* Courtyard. West side of the Casa Enrico Fermi Apartments. Southeast of Juniper and Lombard.
* 39.944320,-75.164010 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece

Quadrature #1
Robert Engman, 1977
* big abstract forms
* The last picture was taken before the outdoor cafe seating was added around the base.
* Courtyard. Between Spruce and Hamilton Walk, East of 36th.
* 39.950150,-75.194900 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:'s Robert Engman page

Charles Fahlen, 1977 (installed)
* stacked squares
* Plaza. Northeast corner, Rittenhouse and Morton.
* 40.042625,-75.171300 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:'s Charles Fahlen page

Voyage of Ulysses
David von Schlegell, 1977
* Recalling the voyage of Ulysses
* abstract fountain
* On April 24, 2013 the sculptural element was gone and the fountain was base torn up. On March 8, 2014, the sculptural element was back and the fountain base had been replaced.
* Plaza. West side of 6th between Market and Arch, between the James A. Byrne Federal Courthouse the the William J. Green, Jr. Federal Building..
* 39.951875,-75.150500 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+NY Times obituary of David von Schlegell's Odysseus/Ulysses page

Origins I
Robert Sanabria, 1980
* abstract tree
* Accessible from the parking lot that runs between Ashmead and Armstrong
* Courtyard. Southeast side of East Ashmead, between Wakefield and Rubicam.
* 40.034095,-75.163470 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:

The Family
Harold Kimmelman, 1982
* small standing people
* Plaza/courtyard/walkway. Pennsport Mall. East side of Moyamensing between Moore and McClellan.
* 39.925425,-75.150725 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:

Welcome Park
Venturi, Scott Brown (and Rauch), 1982
* Tribute to William Penn
* big map, standing person wearing a hat, house
* Welcome Park is laid out on a giant map of the original street plan, with miniature representations of two objects related to William Penn - the City Hall statue and his original slate-roof house. The Park itself sits on the site of the house. Two walls around the park contain a biography of Penn, and his farewell address to the city is on the back of the base of the model of the statue. At the time Welcome Park was built, the firm was named Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown.
* The original City Hall statue: William Penn
* inscription:
This model design was created from available knowledge of the
Of all the many places I have seen in the world, I remember not one better seated: so that it seems to me to have been appointed for a town.
The names of the streets are mostly from the things that grow in the country, as Vine Street, Mulberry Street, Chestnut Street, and the like.
* Plaza. East side of Second Street between Chestnut and Walnut.
* 39.947300,-75.143975 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also: page for this piece's William Penn page

Christopher T. Ray, 1983
* abstract form
* Non-functioning. Visible through the fence.
* Plaza. South side of Ascension Manor. North side of Poplar between 7th and Franklin.
* 39.967850,-75.149200 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:

One Logan Square Fountain
* fountain
* Courtyard. Northwest corner of 18th and Cherry.
* 39.956700,-75.170150 [map]
* On the JFK North tour

Balancing Act
Elsa Tarantal, 1984
* small standing child
* Also listed elsewhere as "Balance". There is weathering and censorship with stickers in the 2015 pictures not evident in the original (last) picture.
* Plaza. Southeast corner, 40th and Market.
* 39.956750,-75.201650 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour

Three Figures
Joseph C. Bailey, 1984
* small standing people, nurse's hat
* Courtyard. Jones Memorial Nursing Home. Northwest corner, 10th and Wallace.
* 39.964250,-75.154150 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Exhibits: African American

Drexel Book
Harold Kimmelman, 1985 - 1986 (plaque says 85, article says 86)
* In memory of Doris Zimmerman
* small book
* Also listed as Book and Volume 1. Drexel Book is the title on the author's web site.
* inscription:
From the plaque at the garden entrance:
Garden Sculpture in memory of Doris A. Zimmerman, 1929-1981
* Walled garden. Drexel University. Northwest of 33rd and Market. Enter on the South side near 33rd. Also visible through the fence on the West side.
* 39.956805,-75.189875 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece
+Drexel article with picture
+Drexel University

Columbia Subway Plaza
Richard Fleischner, 1986
* abstract architectural elements
* first picture retouched to remove some of the black paint
* Plaza. Northeast Corner, Broad and Cecil B. Moore.
* 39.978900,-75.157000 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:'s Richard Fleischner page

Total Environment
Barbara Neijna, 1986
* big abstract arches, spires
* Plaza. East side of 6th, South of Walnut.
* 39.946125,-75.151000 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:'s Barbara Neijna page
+ a piece by Barbara Neijna in Jacksonville, FL

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Perry M. Morgan, 1987
* ideas, ideals and logos map, people standing, crouching, helmets, weapons, airplanes and helicopters, plants, buildings
* inscription:
The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial is designed to honor those who served in all branches of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. The memorial pays tribute to the 80,000 Philadelphia Vietnam Era Veterans who served our country in our nation's longest war.
By honoring these veterans the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial separates the warrior from the war, focuses on the valor and sacrifice of those patriots, and gives each of them a place in history.
It is our duty to remember the gallant Americans whose names grace this wall. They sacrificed their lives in the service of our country during the Vietnam War 1964-1975.
For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.
* Plaza. Southeast Corner, Front and Spruce.
* 39.943910,-75.142825 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: War, African American

Six Triangles
Ephraim Peleg, 1987
* triangles
* Plaza. On the West side of Claire M. Fagin Hall. 418 Curie Blvd..
* 39.949025,-75.196700 [map]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour
* See also:

All Saints Sculpture Garden
Syd Carpenter, 1988
* In memory of Mary Gorman and Andrew Nippes
* multiple people, hands and faces
* inscription:
In memory of Mary Gorman (1896-1986) and Andrew Nippes (1918-1987). Two of the Lord's children in transition toward becoming saints.
And there are some who have left no memorial, who have perished as though they had not lived.
But these were persons of mercy whose righteous deeds have not been forgotten

-Sirach 44: 9a, 10
* Courtyard. St. Mary's Hamilton Village. South side of Locust Walk between 39th and 40th. The courtyard can be reached by the walkway on the East side of the church.
* 39.952450,-75.201750 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Syd Carpenter @

How to Retain Site Memory While Developing the Landscape
Winifred Lutz, 1990
* big abstract idea, column from the Preston Retreat
* inscription: The Preston Retreat was here once but now it is a circle for arrivals and departures.
* Courtyard Traffic Circle. CityView Condominiums. West side of 20th between Hamilton and Spring Garden.
* 39.962800,-75.171900 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+Penn Nursing Preston Retreat page
+Winifred Lutz article from Sculpture magazine

Starman in the Ancient Garden
Brower Hatcher, 1990
* big face, architectural elements
* The first two pictures are of the piece in its original configuration. The second two pictures were taken after 2002 when the plaza was leveled and partially converted to a driveway, most of the Ancient Garden elements were removed, and the Starman was moved closer to the Walnut Street sidewalk and surrounded by concrete bumper posts.
* Plaza. Wills Eye Hospital. Southeast corner, 9th and Walnut.
* 39.948150,-75.155550 [map]
* On the Jefferson Center City Campus tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Moved
* See also:
+Brower Hatcher's
+Wills Eye Hospital

Bell Atlantic Building Fountain
* fountain, architectural elements
* Plaza. Behind the Bell Atlantic Building. Southeast corner of 18th and Cherry. One block South of the Parkway.
* 39.956000,-75.16900 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:'s page for the building's page for the building

Sun Arc
Gary Weisman, 1991
* abstract figures, list of months
* visible through the fence
* Plaza. South side of Tolentine Community Center. Northeast corner, 11th and Mifflin.
* 39.926175,-75.163700 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:

Commerce Square Fountain
* fountain
* Plaza. Commerce Square. South side of Market between 20th and 21st.
* 39.954200,-75.174100 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:'s Commerce Square page

The Roundabout
Alice Adams, 1992
* stairs, fountain
* Plaza. On the campus of Thomas Jefferson University. Northeast corner, 10th and Locust.
* 39.947650,-75.157350 [map]
* On the Jefferson Center City Campus tour
* See also:
+NYC piece by, and brief bio of, Alice Adams
+Thomas Jefferson University

Lily Composition #3
Anne Froehling, 1993
* fountain, plants
* Plaza. Woodland Walk between 37th and Spruce and 36th and Locust Walk.
* 39.951440,-75.196300 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Isaiah Zagar, 1994 - 2013 (ongoing)
* big abstract partial people, plates, dishes, cups, bottles, bicycle parts, words
* Large portions are visible from the sidewalk. See the website for admission information.
* Courtyard/garden. South side of South between 10th and 11th.
* 39.942825,-75.159400 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:

The Freedom Ring
Houston Conwill, Joseph De Pace, Estella Conwill Majozo, 1994
* map, quotes about freedom
* Features a map which shows some of Philadelphia's historic houses of worship, hospitals, and government sites, plus expressions of freedom in 36 languages, and a spiral of phrases including "We shall overcome", and "Go down Moses"
* Plaza. Community College. Between 17th and 18th, South of Spring Garden. Can be reached from the walkway on the West side of 18th.
* 39.961850,-75.167375 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: Religious, African American
* See also: Houston Conwill page
+Community College of Philadelphia

Freedom Corner
James Dupree, 1995
* abstract standing person, stele
* Plaza. Freedom Square. Northeast corner, Germantown and Wister.
* 40.030150,-75.16495 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:

World Park: Orders and Perspectives
Ned Smythe, 1995
* abstract architectural elements, globe
* Plaza. Southwest corner, 12th and Filbert.
* 39.952800,-75.159875 [map]
* On the Convention District tour

Grow Old Along With Me. The Best is Yet to Be
Charles Parks, 1996 (original installed in Newark)
* group of people standing, fountain
* The much smaller original was commissioned for the Newark Senior Center.
* Plaza. North side of Market, between 39th and 40th.
* 39.957325,-75.200700 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+article describing the original on
+picture of the original on
+'s Charles Parks page

Your Move
Daniel Martinez, Renee Petropoulis, Roger White, 1996
* big chess pieces, Monopoly pieces, dominoes, etc.
* Scattered around the plaza. Municipal Services Building. West side of Broad between Arch and JFK.
* 39.953950,-75.164150 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Favorites

Roberto Clemente
Phil Sumpter, 1997
* Statue of Roberto Clemente
* small standing person, helmet, baseball bat, map of Puerto Rico
* inscription:
"Quiero que me recuerden como uno que dio todo lo que tenia para dar."
"I want to be remembered as someone who gave all that he had to give."
Roberto Clemente Walker
* Courtyard. Roberto Clemente Middle School. South side of Erie between Front and 2nd.
* 40.006575,-75.130000 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, African American
* See also:'s Roberto Clemente page

Top of the Hill Plaza Fountain
Jonathan Alderson, 2002
* rocks, fountain
* Plaza. North corner, Germantown and Rex.
* 40.077500,-75.209000 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:

Wilt Chamberlain
Omri Amrany, 2004
* Statue of Wilt Chamberlain
* person kneeling, person jumping, basketballs and basket
* inscription:
The worth of a man is measured by the size of his heart
Wilton Norman Chamberlain
August 21, 1936 - October 12, 1999
* Plaza. Southeast corner of the Wells Fargo Center. West side of 11th, South of Pattison.
* 39.900425,-75.171200 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, African American
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece's Wilt Chamberlain page's Wells Fargo Center page

Barbara Grygutis, 2006
* big abstract plant forms
* lights up at night
* Underground courtyard. Southeast corner, 16th and JFK.
* 39.953500,-75.166450 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* See also:
+Barbara Grygutis page from

Main Quad Fountain
Hargreaves Associates, 2006
* abstract fountain, University seal
* This fountain only existed for about 7 years before it was removed to accommodate the entrance to a new building. The Drexel University seal was inscribed into the base of the fountain in very shallow relief. Each of the water jets was individually programmable and individually lit at night. On the day the pictures were taken the triangle was divided into four smaller triangles which spouted in succession.
* inscription: Drexel University, 1891, Science, Industry, Art
* Quad. Drexel University.
* 39.954775,-75.188375 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+Hargreaves Associates
+Drexel University

Smashing Barriers
Steve Tobin, 2006 (approximate)
* Unlabeled tribute to Arthur Ashe and Roseline Conteh
* big abstract partial tennis ball and racquet
* This complex was originally named the Arthur Ashe Tennis Center.
* Courtyard. Legacy Youth Tennis. South of Ridge at Schoolhouse.
* 40.012660,-75.202720 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, African American
* See also:'s Arthur Ashe page
+Roseline Conteh article

Eric Berg, 2007
* small panda
* Courtyard (Osler Circle). South side of Children's Hospital. Between Civic Center Blvd. and Curie Blvd.
* 39.948075,-75.195275 [map]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour
* See also:
+artist's pictures of this piece
+Eric Berg Studios

Comcast Center Fountain
Laurie Olin, 2008
* fountain
* Plaza. Comcast Center. Northwest corner, 17th and JFK.
* 39.954325,-75.168600 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* See also: Comcast Center entry

Grumman Greenhouse
Jordan Griska, 2011
* big real airplane, recycled containers, real plants
* inscription:
Grumman S2F Tracker, Polycarbonate, Soil, Recycled Containers, Plants
Plants courtesy of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
* Lenfest Plaza. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. West side of Broad, North of Arch.
* 39.955400,-75.163725 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: Peace and Love
* See also:
+Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Paint Torch
Claes Oldenburg, 2011
* big paintbrush, torch
* lights up at night
* Plaza. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. West side of Broad, North of Arch.
* 39.955350,-75.163200 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Sister Cities Fountain
Bryan Hanes, 2012
* fountain
* Plaza. South end of Sister Cities Park, East side of Logan Square. North side of the Parkway, West side of 18th.
* 39.957610,-75.169325 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:'s Logan Circle page

River of Life
Masayuki Nagase, 2014
* big and small water, rocks, furniture, birds, fish, insects, plants, turtle
* inscription:
plaque: Hand carved granite benches, sculptural boulders, and engraved tile pavers and medallions depicting images of local flora, fauna, and water patterns. An original artwork commissioned by The City of Philadelphia Percent for Art Program and The Philadelphia Water Department
rock: Venice Island is the legacy of 19th century urbanization. In 1819 a three mile sliver of schist was sliced away from Manayunk by a narrow canal that supplied the textile mills on the Island. Today, this site location led the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) to install a subsurface Combined Sewer Overflow Tank. This tank holds nearly 1 million gallons of a mixture of sewage and storm water during rain events, preventing untreated wastewater from flowing into the Schuylkill River.
To enable the use of the island for this essential river protection project, PWD committed to a full scale reconstruction of the Venice Island's recreation facilities. PWD worked with its sister city agencies and the neighborhood in the master planning process. This site uses the best in sustainable storm water management, ecological design and restoration to provide a much needed public place in the heart of Manayunk that addresses multiple needs - recreation, environmental protection, commerce and open space.
The revitalized space reflects the Island's industrial heritage, local building techniques and the vibrant natural history along the Schuylkill River, all the while meeting the rigorous challenges of creating a safe city park in the floodway. This park resides at the intersection of nature and city, striving to bring both closer.
* Multi-level plaza. Venice Island. Across the canal off Main and Cotton.
* 40.023810,-75.222675 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* See also: article and picture

Innovation Plaza
ex;it, 2015
* Quotes from Alan Kay, Eleanor Roosevelt and Andy Warhol
* abstract geometric forms, some internally lit
* In addition to the quotes, the blocks on the North end display the names of many innovators.
* inscription:
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol
* Plaza. 37th from Market to Chestnut.
* 39.955645,-75.196295 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+entry for this piece on
+entry for this piece on's Alan Key page's Eleanor Roosevelt page's Andy Warhol page

Love Park Fountain
Hargreaves Associates, KieranTimberlake, 2018
* Replaced the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Fountain
* Plaza. Specifically John F. Kennedy Plaza (Love Park). Southeast of the Southeast corner, 16th and Arch.
* 39.954260,-75.165660 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+Hargreaves Associates