Planned upgrade of LOVE Park advances

"The Nutter administration finally has put the city-owned parking garage beneath John F. Kennedy Plaza up for sale, and has included a long-hoped-for remake of LOVE Park in the deal. The buyer of the deteriorating, 820-space garage would also serve as the developer and project manager of a $16.5 million overhaul of the park, which would be paid for by the city. The administration would retain approval over the design, which would have to follow rules laid out when the city posted the sale notice on its website Wednesday. The design must keep - and most likely upgrade - the most iconic features, including the fountain, the Fairmount Park Welcome Center with its "Googie-style" design, and Robert Indiana's tourist-magnet sculpture."