Fourteen months of commemorative events along the Ben Franklin Parkway are underway to mark the thoroughfare's 100th anniversary.

NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller takes a look at the past and the future of the Parkway with Philadelphia Inquirer architectural critic Inga Saffron.

The Ben Franklin Parkway was pitched as a beautification project emulating the Champs-Élysées, but Saffron explains that the fixture has been held back by the lack of a cohesive vision and a design that is not pedestrian-friendly.

You can listen to the full conversation above.