Save The DisneyHole!
muddy hole at 8th and Market streets provides Philadelphia with
a great opportunity to take bold steps to promote visionary urban
redevelopment. PIRA believes that the City's current plan: to fill
in and repave the hole, turning it back into a parking lot, is not
worthy of a city with Philadelphia's illustrious revolutionary heritage.
Philadelphia deserves a more innovative solution to this problem.
In keeping with the spirit of democracy that is so closely associated
with our city's history, PIRA is proud to announce
THE GREAT DISNEYHOLE EXPOSITION
Anyone is welcome to submit an idea or proposal. No special
training, degree, certification, or technical expertise is required
to submit your idea. PIRA encourages everyone, including people
who don't live in the Philadelphia area, to submit your proposals.
it have to be a building? No! Any and all ideas, from
the wonderfully practical to the sublimely ridiculous will be
considered. PIRA's aim is to stimulate discussion and debate.
Homeless shelter? Luxury hamster resort? Portal to another dimension?
Recycling facility? Great ideas! The city needs your inspiration,
so follow your interests and passions, and submit your proposals.
should I submit? PIRA will accept submissions of any
kind. If you want to submit a drawing, anything from a rough sketch
to an architectural rendering is fine. Don't like to draw? PIRA
will accept submissions in any medium: a model, a written or recorded
description, a Flash animation, a poem or song, a performance,
a tattoo... whatever medium suits you and your proposal best.
Feel free to EMAIL:
if you have any questions.
here for entry materials.
is the deadline? We are still
accepting proposals: there is no deadline. PIRA sponsored an exhibition
of proposals at the 8th and market DisneyHole site on Thursday
August 22nd 2002 (click
here to read an Inquirer story about the exhibition), and
then for a month at Reset Art, 211 S. Camac St.
We are investigating possible sites in Center City for future
showings of the proposals. Late proposals can be EMAILED:
or mailed to PIRA during or after the
All submissions will be displayed on our Website.
to see the submissions.
Want more information
about the DisneyHole? Click
here to visit the DisneyHole Timeline at www.disneyhole.org
Would you like to make a suggestion for or questions or comment
about this project? e-mail us at: