News on the Avenue


“Light Play” on the Avenue


Walking up from Broad Street’s South/Lombard Station just became more colorful!


“An outdoor art installation that uses prisms to refract the sun’s rays was dedicated Wednesday at the SouthStar Lofts apartment building on South Broad Street. The $440,000 work by artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder was commissioned by Dranoff Properties, developer of the apartment building at Broad and South Streets, as part of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority’s Percent for Art program. The artwork, titled LightPlay, casts multicolored patches of light on the sidewalk, subway entrance and SouthStar building facade during the day, and is illuminated by LEDs at night.” -Philadelphia Inquirer