People Stop Fighting Philadelphia City Hall – New York Times

It is no secret that I am a big fan of Philadelphia’s City Hall, and it would seem I’m not the only one. Check out this New York Times article:

Three decades to put up one building might be considered long enough. For Philadelphia’s remarkable City Hall, it has been an additional century – and counting – without anyone being able to see it as intended: a towering Victorian confection in gleaming white.

It is a nice, and quick, overview of the history of this amazing building. Every time I walk by it I still just stare at it and I have been walking by it at least 3 times a week for almost 4 years.


One response to “People Stop Fighting Philadelphia City Hall – New York Times”

  1. Nice article. The tour of City Hall is definitely worthwhile. I hadn’t realized the comparison of the tower to all the towers of cathedrals in Europe…
    It’s also really amazing how eager people were to tear down anything victorian in most of the 20th century. “It doesn’t look like a Los Angeles strip mall! Tear it down!”. Strange.

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