Art Commission Scoffs At Commercializing Municipal Façades

 

Rendering provided by Interstate Outdoor Advertising, showing proposed placement of some of the five signs it has been contracted to install on the Municipal Services Building and One Parkway.

Rendering provided by Interstate Outdoor Advertising, showing proposed placement of some of the five signs it has been contracted to install on the Municipal Services Building and One Parkway.

  • Plan Philly reports that the Philadelphia Art Commission on Wednesday rejected Interstate Outdoor Advertising’s proposal to install (per its 2014 contract with the City) five advertisements, made of vinyl mesh, on the sides of two city buildings (Municipal Services and One Parkway), namely on the obvious grounds that the vinyl mesh scrims’ design or placement fail to respect the integrity of the midcentury architecture on which they would be foisted upon. 
  • Bjarke Ingels Group announced yesterday that its design of the Navy Yard’s 1200 Intrepid has secured LEED Gold certification, marking the office building as especially sustainable in an office park already known for its environmental bone fides. “Its precast concrete panels helped reach this goal by enhancing energy efficiency through their dense mass,” the statement read. The materials used for the building were locally sourced and recycled as well,” notes Melissa Romero of Curbed Philly
  • The Passyunk Post shares pics of the newly reopened Palumbo Park in Bella Vista, redesigned for the sake of greater visibility and functional variety. A ribbon cutting ceremony is forthcoming.
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