PHILADELPHIA - A 90-foot-tall holographic ghost ship that will arrive on the Delaware River next week is really an art installation aimed at teaching Philadelphians about the river's history.
The "Ghost Ship" exhibit is a "three-dimensional light and water-based" holograph of an 18th-century vessel projected under the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, according to WCAU-TV.
Philadelphians will soon be able to learn about the Delaware River's rich, sometimes sordid, history via a 90-foot-tall holographic ship set to "dock" at the Race Street Pier. https://t.co/7rdmqU8Sw3— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) September 26, 2019
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation announced the upcoming exhibit, created by the Romania-based Biangle Studio, and said it's a means of helping Philadelphians explore the importance of the waterway and learn about the "nuanced and complex history of the Delaware River in the 1700s," WCAU reported.
The display, which includes self-guided audio tours, will also include the history of the slave trade on the river.
It opens Oct. 4 and runs through Nov. 3.
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