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Philadelphia City Hall Tours

Philadelphia City Hall

Where:
City Hall Philadelphia PA 19102
When:
  • Friday September 4th 2009 at 12:00am to Monday December 31st 2012 at 12:00am

A dominating feature in the City's skyline, the Philadelphia City Hall tower is topped with a 27-ton bronze statue of William Penn, the largest statue on any building in the world. Originally supposed to make the new City Hall the highest building in the world at 547' 3½", the tower was surpassed in height by the Washington Monument at 550' and the Eiffel Tower at 984', which were completed first. It did remain the tallest structure in Philadelphia until 1986 when the City and Art Commission broke an 85-year-old "Gentleman's Agreement" and allowed the construction of One Liberty Place to top out at 945 feet. The tour includes a ride up to level 22 (44 floors), where the observation deck is located below the statue.

Although the statue itself is inaccessible to the public, it's still a wonderful view from the deck. Please note there is no handicap access to the tower.


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