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Lenfest Plaza Reviewed by Inga Saffron

Lenfest Plaza, which opened in October 2011 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, was reviewed by Inga Saffron for Metropolis Magazine in an article entitled “Pied Piper Park”. In the article, Ms. Saffron cites recent park-building in the City of Philadelphia, comparing David Rubin’s design for Lenfest Plaza to the recently completed Race Street Pier by Field Operations:

“The last few years have seen a frenzy of park-building all over the city, but the two best results are near downtown: Lenfest Plaza, by Olin’s David Rubin, and Race Street Pier, by James Corner Field Operations. Located just over a mile apart, the parks are intended as urban lounges but are also expected to perform the role of a pied piper, guiding people to less-traveled parts of the city.”