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Philadelphia, PA.

Jones Lang LaSalle and Community Pitch in for Sculpture Project at Top City Tower

Art project at 1650 Arch Street draws enthusiastic crowd

PHILADELPHIA, March 31, 2011 – Demonstrating their eagerness for an environmental community art project, kids from Friends Select School yesterday pitched their old toys into a large sidewalk Art Box set up by Jones Lang LaSalle and Behringer Harvard at 1650 Arch Street.  The objects, which also included kitchen utensils, plastic hangers, old phones, and sunglasses, will be recycled and made into a huge sculpture for the lobby of 1650 Arch Street by environmental artist Tom Deininger.
Friends Select kids ready to contribute discarded objects to Art Box at 1650 Arch. (Photo: Viviana Pernot)

“I want to thank everyone for coming out and helping to create an incredible sculpture that is unique and truly Philadelphian,” said Drew McGowan, Jones Lang LaSalle leasing agent for 1650 Arch Street.”
Drew McGowan, Jones Lang LaSalle; Deirdre McAllister, Behringer Harvard; and Tyrone Chilcote, Behringer Harvard, leasing agent and owner of 1650 Arch. (Photo: Viviana Pernot)
The children were joined by business people, construction workers, teachers and a large contingent from Jones Lang LaSalle’s Philadelphia office who braved the imminent storm to make good use of unwanted objects.

Philadelphians can still contribute their least-prized possessions, smaller than a shoebox, to the Art Box on the sidewalk at 1650 Arch Street until Wednesday, 13 April.  The finished piece will be unveiled in late spring, when the building renovation is complete.

Located at the corner of 17th and Arch Streets, 1650 Arch is currently under renovation by Jones Lang LaSalle and building owner Behringer Harvard.  A 27-story, award-winning modernist building, 1650 Arch was designed in 1974 by the renowned architecture firm Mitchell / Giurgola. The building is Energy Star certified. The renovated lobby area, where the artwork will be installed, will feature a large seating area with abundant natural light. Additional improvements include upgraded lighting on the exterior and interior of the building, new building signage to identify the entrance, and upgraded interior finishes including a detailed terrazzo floor.

The renovation design team includes Meyer Design Inc. (Architect), Keast & Hood Co. (Structural Engineer), Bruce E. Brooks & Associates (MEP Engineer), Lighting Design Collaborative (Lighting Consultant), Carol Malkin of Corporate Art Resources (Art Consultant), and Lakash Constructors Inc. (Construction Manager).

About Behringer Harvard

Behringer Harvard creates and manages global institutional-quality investment programs for individual and institutional investors through its real estate investment trusts, joint ventures and proprietary program structures. The company also offers strategic advisory, asset management and capital market solutions. Behringer Harvard has interests in or manages more than $11 billion in assets. For more information, contact our U.S. headquarters toll-free at 866.655.3600 or our European headquarters at 011 49 40 34 99 99 90, or visit us online at

About Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2010 global revenue of more than $2.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 185 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.8 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $41 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,
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