Gallery: PHOTOS: Sister Cities Park & Green-Roofed Cafe is a Perfect Lu...

Visitors to downtown Philadelphia should take notice of the new Sister Cities Park and cafe. Not only is it the perfect spot for a locally-sourced lunch in between touring the downtown museums, it's also a great spot for kids to play. The renovated park was designed by DIGSAU and managed by the City Center District, whose goal for the park was to create a space for visitors, children, residents and business people to use. Topped with a dramatic cantilevered green roof, the energy-efficient building makes use of daylighting, local and eco-friendly materials. Meanwhile the surrounding garden takes inspiration from the natural environment in Philadelphia. Our recent trip there has us dreaming of leisurely afternoon lunches in a beautiful park.

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