Philadelphia, PA - On April 7, numerous iconic buildings and landmarks in Philadelphia are going to shine blue onTuesday in recognition of World Health Day and the brave health care workers and first responders fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Philly Shines Blue” To Honor Health Care Workers
In collaboration with the City of Philadelphia, the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of Philadelphia, the Parkway Council, and the Center City District, as well as more than three dozen commercial, cultural and residential buildings from Center City to South Philadelphia are going to change their illumination to blue starting Tuesday, April 7, and continuing every Tuesday till the end of April.
The “Philly Shines Blue” initiative originated with the Parkway Council, a nonprofit coalition of cultural and educational institutions, business and residences in the Parkway Museums District. Per the Council’s Executive Director, Judi Rogers, “it became apparent that many others were looking for a visual way to honor and show support for health care workers.”
Participants include some of the cities best known cultural institutions on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Boathouse Row, LOVE Park, and Dilworth Plaza.
“The selfless health care workers who are on the front lines of this public health crisis are true heroes,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. “The act of lighting our city up in blue is a small but highly visible way to express our support and appreciation during this trying time. We want Philadelphia’s health care workers to know we are thinking of them and are eternally grateful for the sacrifices they are making each day.”
Many buildings are already equipped with LED technology allowing their outdoor façade and crown lighting to switch colors. Buildings lacking the ability to change colors are being asked to choose blue lighting products for their lobbies or making use of other forms of blue exterior uplighting.
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