The magnificent City Hall of Philadelphia stands planted at the center of the two major streets, Broad and Market. Completed in 1901, it was originally designed by John McArthur Jr. to be the tallest habitable building in the world, but its glory was short lived as now it is relatively short compared with towering skyscrapers of Philadelphia. However, height is not everything because this incredible building is still arguably the most stunning when viewed at any time of the day. A statue of William Penn adorns the top, as if he always keeps a watchful eye on the city he built. You can take a tour of the inside, or enjoy it from the outside with a 360 stroll around. City Hall has a way of sneaking into your vision no matter where you travel through the city.
By Kate Smith
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