City Hall

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City Hall information

Philadelphia , USA
Street cnr Broad & Market Sts
+1 215 686 2840
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Opening hours
9:30am-4:30pm Tue-Fri
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The majestic City Hall, completed in 1901, stands 548ft tall in Penn Sq. It's the world's tallest masonry construction (and larger than the US Capitol) without a steel frame, and it's topped by a 27-ton bronze statue of William Penn. A gentleman's agreement to keep City Hall the tallest building in the city lasted until 1987. Access to the tower observation deck and guided tours available.