Daily Dose: Philadelphia City Hall

Add to TwitterDid you know that the tallest weight-bearing masonry building in the world resides in Pennsylvania? Philadelphia City Hall’s tower is an impressive 511 feet and supports a 27 ton statue of William Penn. Not surprisingly, the building needs strong supports: the walls of the first floor are 22 feet thick!

Philadelphia City Hall; Image courtesy of city-data.com

Looks like Philly has more claims to fame than just cheesesteak!

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Source:
http://www.aviewoncities.com/philadelphia/cityhall.htm

Image:
http://www.city-data.com/picfilesv/picv8676.php

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