Delaware River has a new public space with lots to offer

Interactive art installations are one of the many things to see at Cherry Street Pier.

John McDevitt
October 13, 2018 - 3:10 pm
Rachel Huegerich at Cherry Street Pier

John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A century-old Philadelphia municipal pier has been transformed into a mixed-use public space on the Delaware River waterfront. 

Cherry Steet Pier is a creative incubator, marketplace, performance venue, and social space. 

One of the interactive art installations involve the public typing poetry on manual type writers. Once a poem is completed, it can either be hung up at the pier or taken home. 

Among them was 20-year-old Rachel Huegerich from Villanova, who likes what the pier has to offer.

"I think we need a lot more space, just for artistic expression," she said. "But anytime we can make that artistic expression into something that's really communal and building relationships, both with our history and together now, is really vital"

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