Philadelphia's  City Hall  (PA)   (Images  of  America)

Philadelphia's City Hall (PA) (Images of America) by Allen M. Hornblum epub pdf fb2

Title: Philadelphia's City Hall (PA) (Images of America)
Author: Allen M. Hornblum
ISBN10: 0738513407
ISBN13: 978-0738513409
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (November 10, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Size PDF: 1481 kb
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Pages: 128 pages
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Philadelphia's City Hall (PA) (Images of America) by Allen M. Hornblum


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At the crossroads of Center City, Philadelphia, stands city hall, an architectural and sculptural masterpiece whose size and beauty rival the grand structures found in the capitals of Europe. Shortly after the Civil War, city hall embraced the community's need for a new municipal building while filling the visionary desire of its designers to underscore Philadelphia's reputation as "the Athens of America." Thirty years later stood a monumental structure that was easily the largest building in North America and one of the most beautiful, displaying over two hundred fifty pieces of sculpture. Philadelphia's City Hall illuminates the fascinating account of the building's controversial origin, its symbolic sculptural program, and the largest statue topping a building in the world. These stunning photographs highlight a marvel of masonry and community vision created by a city with the desire to show the world what it could produce.