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When Conrail abandoned it in 1991, it was known simply as Pier 18, part of the coal shipping industry in Philadelphia's Port Richmond neighborhood. Twenty-five years later, the 500-foot long pier is an unofficial open-air art gallery. Graffiti Underground or Graffiti Pier draws graffiti artists, photographers, fishermen, and explorers (as well as the occasional sketchy character or two, so keep that in mind) from across the city and beyond to the pier to be witness to or creator of the ever-changing collection of graffiti covering the concrete structure.

 Sunrise over Graffiti Pier, March 2016

Sunrise over Graffiti Pier, March 2016

 Instagram features more than 3500 photos geotagged to Graffiti Pier. None of the art featured in the oldest photos remains today.

Instagram features more than 3500 photos geotagged to Graffiti Pier. None of the art featured in the oldest photos remains today.

 Keech is one of the city's premier graffiti artists, known for his big, bold, and colorful pieces. 

Keech is one of the city's premier graffiti artists, known for his big, bold, and colorful pieces. 

 The glow of symmetry

The glow of symmetry

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 Truly urban sunrise in Philly

Truly urban sunrise in Philly

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 Smell Cash

Smell Cash