Perimeter Lighting

2001, $300,000
Status: Complete

Dramatic new lighting illuminating the Penitentiary's 30 foot high half mile long perimeter wall. The lights highlight Eastern State's forbidding façade every night.

In May of 2002, Helen K. Diemer, FIALD and the design team from The Lighting Practice won an Illumination Design Award from the Philadelphia Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society for the lighting of Eastern State Penitentiary.

Funded by: Commonwealth Department of Community and Economic Development ($250,000), 2000 Halloween Fundraiser ($50,000).