Malvern’s Saint-Gobain’s Shows Philly’s LOVE Park Some Love

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Built in 1965, Love Park, officially known as John F. Kennedy Plaza, sits across the street from Philadelphia's City Hall. The park is nicknamed "Love Park" for its reproduction of Robert Indiana's Love sculpture which overlooks the plaza. The park is currently closed and undergoing renovation.

Fresh off a transformation of its new headquarters in Malvern, Saint-Gobain is now assembling its building materials expertise for a transformation of downtown Philly’s LOVE Park.

A $700,000 recent donation ensures Saint-Gobain will be the park’s presenting sponsor for the first 10 years after it receives its $19.7 million redesign featuring more green space, seating areas and a new fountain, according to a Philly.com report by Julia Terruso.

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke claimed the project will make LOVE Park “the most awesome urban plaza in the world” when it reopens in late spring 2017.

Saint-Gobain is hoping to promote the renovated park as an educational showcase of the environmentally friendly building materials that will be incorporated into LOVE Park.

“It’s an important public space, and we have to make it as beautiful and attractive as we can,” Philadelphia Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis said in the article.

Read more about Saint-Gobain’s donation and the LOVE Park project on Philly.com here, and check out previous VISTA Today coverage of the prominent Chester County company here.

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