The Washington Avenue Pier, formerly known as Pier 53, opened in August 2014 and is the newest addition to South Philadelphia's first dedicated waterfront public space, the Washington Avenue Green.
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Artist Jody Pinto's "Land Buoy" is one of the most prominent additions to the park. It is meant to link Philadelphia's history - more than 1 million immigrants came to Philadelphia through Pier 53 - to the park's present form.
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Panoramic views from atop "Land Buoy" allow visitors to view the remaining pylon from the original Pier 53, the Camden waterfront as well as sections of the South Philadelphia waterfront.
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The Washington Avenue Pier is located just south of the U.S. Coast Guard in Philadelphia.
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Signage placed throughout the ecological park tells a story of the pier's history as well as different forms of wildlife that thrive nearby.
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Terrence Hill, left, and Dave Fambro visit the pier on a sunny spring afternoon. In addition to the pier being a new public park in Philadelphia, it allows great views of the Ben Franklin and Walt Whitman bridges.
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A boardwalk was added to the pier, allowing visitors to walk above a section of the water.
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Alex Scott films as his bother, James Scott, reels in a big one - which unfortunately managed to get away before it had been completely reeled in.
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The Washington Avenue Pier and Green can be easily accessed from South Columbus Boulevard at Washington Avenue.