Philadelphia City Hall, with Statue of William Penn at top of Tower, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall, with Statue of William Penn at top of Tower, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Skyline Spotting: Philadelphia City Hall Tower Observation Deck :: I will check this out the next time I'm home for a visit.

Skyline Spotting: Philadelphia City Hall Tower Observation Deck

Skyline Spotting: Philadelphia City Hall Tower Observation Deck :: I will check this out the next time I'm home for a visit.

Philadelphia City Hall - the largest of all city halls in the United States.  The building is still the tallest and largest masonry building in the world.  No steel frame was used, the walls on the 1st flooor are 22ft thick - this is to support all the weight from the floors above. The tower is 511ft in height.  At top is a statue of William Penn - 37ft high and weighs 27 ton.

Philadelphia City Hall - the largest of all city halls in the United States. The building is still the tallest and largest masonry building in the world. No steel frame was used, the walls on the 1st flooor are 22ft thick - this is to support all the weight from the floors above. The tower is 511ft in height. At top is a statue of William Penn - 37ft high and weighs 27 ton.

Pleasantly surprised by the architecture of Philadelphia's City Hall, the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of PA, and Eastern State Penitentiary.

3 Philadelphia architectural sites not to be missed

Pleasantly surprised by the architecture of Philadelphia's City Hall, the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of PA, and Eastern State Penitentiary.

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