Graffiti Pier: Philadelphia’s Pier 124


Product details

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (July 9, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1548767344
  • ISBN-13: 978-1548767341
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars   1 customer review
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PIER 124 “GRAFFITI PIER” On the Philadelphia banks of the Delaware River sits a former anthracite coal loading pier that was once part of The Reading Railroad’s sprawling Port Richmond Yards. Graffiti Pier as it is now known, was decommissioned and abandoned by Conrail in 1991 and is now an industrial Stonehenge that serves as an unsanctioned open-air gallery of art produced by street artists, graffiti geniuses, and mere wall taggers. Hidden down a dirt path and covered by overgrown brush, Graffiti Pier has seen an increase of visitors and participants thanks, in part, to Instagram and the use of geotags. The pier offers one of the best views of the Philadelphia Skyline and sits on the other side of Interstate 95 from the recently gentrified Fishtown and Port Richmond neighborhoods. This collection of photos were taken between 2014 and 2016.