Architectural Walking Tour: City Hall & Center Square May 14, Sat. 10am
Architectural Walking Tour: City Hall & Center Square
May 14, Sat. 10am
Explore the exterior of the most magnificent example of French Second Empire architecture in the U.S., Philadelphia City Hall, the largest municipal building in the country and the tallest masonry bearing wall structure in the world. Its monumental design celebrates Philadelphia's industrial reputation as "The Workshop of the World" and its location provides this city with a strong "sense of center." Circling around City Hall, you will experience a wide array of late 19th century and early 20th century commercial buildings and learn about Philadelphia's transformation into a modern, post-World War II commercial city for the 20th & 21st centuries. (Please note: this tour does not include the interior of City Hall)
Meet in front of Visitors Center, 16th St. & JFK Blvd.
$10 Adults; $8 Students; Free children 10 and under, accompanied by adult
$5 Preservation Alliance Members (Please show your member card)
RESERVATIONS NOT NEEDED. Go to the designated tour meeting place and pay your tour guide (cash or check payable to Preservation Alliance).
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
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