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Two installations along the Schuylkill River—Tide Field and River Rooms—celebrate the connection between Bartram’s Garden and the Schuylkill River, and invite visitors to develop a closer relationship with the river.
Levy’s Tide Field, a series of current-driven buoys, draws attention to the river’s tidal nature through “ever-changing visualization.” As the tide rises and falls twice daily, the buoys are concealed and revealed, animating a familiar waterscape in a new way.
River Rooms, six wooden boat-like structures, provides destinations for observation, reflection, and interactive programming. Visitors can fish, observe a variety of Tide Field locations, or simply sit and converse. On each wooden deck, a stone inscription offers facts about the river and the tides, bringing the ecosystem full circle.