August 25, 2010

Philadelphia City Hall, originally uploaded by BostonCityWalk.

This is Philadelphia City Hall; construction begun in 1871.

Wikipedia tells us that “[at] 167 m (548 ft), including the statue, it is the world’s second-tallest masonry building” and that it was the tallest building in Pennsylvania until 1932.

The statue on the top is of city founder William Penn; Wiki says that the statue is 11.3-m (37 ft) tall and is “the tallest atop any building in the world.”

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