Philly Skylines

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One of the oldest cities in America, Philadelphia is quaintly referred to as Philly. This great American city has a long and storied history that has been chronicled in story and lore. Philly is also nicknamed the City of Brotherly Love which is said to have been translated from the Greek philos adelphos. Philly is home to great tradition of sports, food and architecture that dates back to the Eighteenth Century.

From Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell to the modern of the Philly skyline, this celebrated city is considered by many people to be the birthplace of modern democracy. With its roots in the American Revolution, Philly was twice the capital of the United States. From the Merchants Exchange building to the Valley Forge National Arch and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, beauty and history can be seen all around this magnificent city.

From modern high rise buildings to classic examples of Gregorian and Colonial architecture, the Philly skyline is like no other in the world. On the west and north sides of the city, quaint streets are lined with row houses constructed from Victorian designs similar to those found in other eastern American cities like Baltimore, Maryland. Many modern skyscrapers dot the Philly skyline giving the city a unique blend of old and contemporary building styles.

Comcast Center

From modern high rise buildings to classic examples of Gregorian and Colonial architecture, the Philly skyline is like no other in the world. On the west and north sides of the city, quaint streets are lined with row houses constructed from Victorian designs similar to those found in other eastern American cities like Baltimore, Maryland. Many modern skyscrapers dot the Philly skyline giving the city a unique blend of old and contemporary building styles.

Comcast Center

With a gleaming steel and glass exterior the Comcast Center towers over 970 feet above John F. Kennedy Boulevard The tallest building in Philly, the Comcast Center is one of the most recognizable and prominent buildings along the Philly skyline. The monolithic shape combined with its great height meant that the building required a specially engineered damping system that helps to control the degree of swaying that occurs during high wind conditions.

One and Two Liberty Place

The second tallest high rise building in Philly, One Liberty Place is rivaled only by the Comcast Center. With its striking Art Deco design, One Liberty Place bears a striking resemblance to the Chrysler Building in New York City. At 940 feet, One Liberty is taller than its sister building, Two Liberty Place. Both buildings provide office and commercial space.