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William Penn, City Hall

William Penn, City Hall

A 27-ton bronze statue of the city’s founder—William Penn, not Ben Franklin like so many people think—sits atop the 511-foot City Hall Tower. Designed by Alexander Milne Calder, City Hall is the largest municipal building in the country, and on weekdays, people can enjoy panoramic views of Center City from the tower’s observation deck.

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

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