Philadelphia's Graffiti Pier

Philadelphia's Graffiti Pier

Philadelphia's Graffiti Pier (Photo: Instagram)

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Visiting Graffiti PierPhiladelphia, PA - Philly's Graffiti Pier, formally named Pier 18, is one of Philadelphia's most iconic attractions. The historic landmark, originally built as a Reading Railroad terminal, served as a coal transfer wharf during World War II.


Graffiti Pier Is A Mecca For Aerosol Art

Graffiti pier is a mecca for aerosol art, and the Street View app works well here. Graffiti artists created unique, high-quality images by spray painting on the concrete wall in the graffiti alley. Luckily, street view users have documented the pier walls using their Instagram tags. As a result, visitors can now view the artwork at high resolution in high definition.



Visiting Graffiti Pier

During the day, you can explore the graffiti-covered walls, which feature messages of hope and political sentiment. You can even meet other artists at the Graffiti Pier.

Graffiti Pier as Art

The graffiti art at Graffiti Park is unique to the city. The Wickeds are a particular type of graffiti, and they're special to Philadelphia. However, these works are only a small portion of the pier's walls. There are also plenty of selections that depict scenes from the city, so get your cameras and phones ready! It's definitely worth checking out.



Graffiti Pier's Future

It's deteriorated over the years and has risen considerably with the rising tides. Architect Ashley Ludwig's vision for the pier's future calls for an upgrade to its sea walls and regrading and planting the surrounding shoreline.



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