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City Hall

Philadelphia City Hall is the house of government for the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
At a height of 548 ft (167 m), including the statue of city founder William Penn atop it, Philly's City Hall is the world's tallest masonry building,
since the collapse of the pinnacle of the Mole Antonelliana in Turin,
and its consequent rebuilding as a metal structure faced with stone.
The weight of the building is borne by granite and brick walls up to 22 feet (6.7 m) thick, rather than steel;
the principal exterior materials are limestone, granite, and marble.
It was the tallest habitable building in the world from 1901 to 1908 and the tallest in Pennsylvania until 1932 when surpassed by the Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh.
It remained the tallest building in Philadelphia until the construction of One Liberty Place (1984–1987) ended the informal gentlemen's agreement that limited the height of tall buildings in the city;
it is currently the 16th-tallest building in Pennsylvania.

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Range View 15-Aug-2012 09:28
Brilliant shot with wonderful depth of field Stephanie. Bv.
Graeme14-Aug-2012 21:46
Very good composure and capture, Stephanie.BV
Margot W14-Aug-2012 14:03
Your shots are very interesting. I even see a camera taking a photo of you.
Nice history lesson too.
Art Rodriguez14-Aug-2012 13:29
Beautiful! Great exposure. V!
François Fauchard14-Aug-2012 13:14
Très belle photo de cet immeuble, avec beaucoup de détails dans les parties claires. Le commentaire est intéressant. V
meekam tam14-Aug-2012 12:11
Very unique composition and vivid explanation, Stephanie! V
FrankB14-Aug-2012 11:48
nice framing...crisp light...V
Hank Vander Velde14-Aug-2012 11:22
A beautiful well captured naturally framed image with good depth Stephanie.
Yvonne14-Aug-2012 10:26
What a delightful building, love those statues, they look so good! A gorgeous image Stephanie! v
David Hobbs14-Aug-2012 10:23
Gorgeous structure. Interesting information. Wonderful posting. BBV
Tom LeRoy14-Aug-2012 08:16
A fine head on shot of the City Hall. Excellent POV! V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal14-Aug-2012 06:57
Love the DOF in this beautiful image!! V
Fong Lam14-Aug-2012 05:54
Lovely image and commentary...V
slhoornstra14-Aug-2012 04:30
Love this crowded street, looks very European to me, great shot. V
William Barletta14-Aug-2012 02:18
A crisp, well framed image of a handsome public building. Brava!
LynnH14-Aug-2012 01:38
Beautiful framing for this awesome structure. V
Jean Chiasson14-Aug-2012 00:49
Great colors and light in this excellent view Stephanie vote
laine13-Aug-2012 23:01
An excellent POV....what great architecture
Kevin Chester13-Aug-2012 20:23
Perfect orientation and frame
Martin Lamoon13-Aug-2012 20:03
Superb. Like the building lines on the left of the picture. leading down to the City Hall. The detail and clarity is perfect. V
Johnny JAG13-Aug-2012 19:47
Lucky Bill has no fear of heights
Chris Spracklen13-Aug-2012 19:24
Top-notch shot of this superb structure, Stephanie. *V*
Colin Storey13-Aug-2012 19:22
Very well composed image of the impressive looking city hall. v
Peter Sussex13-Aug-2012 18:06
So many wonderful visual elements eventuated in the statue. Mature composition! BV
J. Scott Coile13-Aug-2012 17:21
Another great perspective.
Vickie BROWN13-Aug-2012 16:47
Gorgeous architecture, this is really neat work! V
Patrick F13-Aug-2012 16:11
Great compo, perfect image of this beautiful building!!! BV+++++
Jim Coffman13-Aug-2012 16:00
Wow, love it!!
Tom Munson13-Aug-2012 15:22
Terrific image and commentary!
John Reynolds13-Aug-2012 15:17
A wonderful building, not dissimilar to grand public buildings being constructed at around the same time in English cities. Thanks for the info, Steph.
pascal13-Aug-2012 15:08
Une très belle vue.
Colin Dixon13-Aug-2012 14:40
Beautiful looks like Europe pity I am only staying overnight at the airport in October would have been a nice place to visit. V
bill friedlander13-Aug-2012 14:36
Very clear and beautifully framed view! That is a very impressive building. V
Walter O. Koenig13-Aug-2012 14:26
Cool perspective and focal length. Very well composed. "V"
Gérard Koehl13-Aug-2012 14:04
Ah oui... très belle prise de vue. V
larose forest photos13-Aug-2012 14:00
It looks so European, so beautiful, the city hall and the general scene. Well framed too, this fine shot. V
globalgadabout13-Aug-2012 13:58
a stylish and quite remarkable structure...clearly a challenge to shoot, you did a great job...V
Helen Betts13-Aug-2012 13:54
Love your POV! Great color and light in this excellent view of a beautiful building. V.
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