Archaeological dig part of Delaware River waterfront tower project

An archaeological site on the Philadelphia waterfront.
An archaeological site on the Philadelphia waterfront. Photo credit Doug Mooney

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new Delaware River waterfront development project has been announced, and part of the plan includes an archaeological dig aimed at preserving centuries-old artifacts that give insight to Philadelphia's port industry days.

The construction project could begin next year between Vine and Callowhill streets. It would preserve about a third of the land for public space.

Durst Organization spokesperson Anthony Campisi said there will be a walkway connecting the waterfront to Center City.

"What used to be a parking lot is going to become a 26-story apartment building with ground floor retail," Campisi described.

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