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Helicopter Lift Prompted Center City Closures, SEPTA Detours

The closures were caused by helicopters lifting heavy equipment throughout the morning and early afternoon.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Helicopter Pilot Shows Off Impressive Skills During Center City Delivery

    No, it wasn't some kind of stunt or heist. Instead, a very careful pilot lifted several tons of HVAC equipment to a Philadelphia building.

    (Published Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019)

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Streets were reopened shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday.

    Helicopters lifting heavy equipment triggered a series of street closures and public transit changes Sunday in Center City.

    The intermittent closures went into effect at 4 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m. SEPTA announced detours to several of its bus lines.

    Street Closed           Closure Start Point             Closure Finish Point

    John F Kennedy Boulevard  North Juniper Street              North 16th Street

    15th Street                        Arch Street                          South Penn Square

    North 16th Street               John F Kennedy Boulevard    Chestnut Street

    North Juniper Street           Market Street                      Filbert Street

    North Broad Street             Arch Street                       John F Kennedy Boulevard

    South Penn Sqare              South 15th Street                South Broad Street

    17th Street                       John F Kennedy Boulevard    Ludlow Street

    18th Street                       John F Kennedy Boulevard    Chestnut Street

    19th Street                       John F Kennedy Boulevard    Ludlow Street

    20th Street                       Commerce Street                 Chestnut Street

    Ludlow Street                   South 21st Street                 South 17th Street

    Market Street                   North 15th Street                 North 21st Street