Attractions

Top Choice Notable Building in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

City Hall

Completed in 1901 following 30 years of construction, City Hall takes up a whole block, and at 548ft is the world's tallest structure without a steel frame. The view from the observation area immediately beneath the…
Notable Building in South Philadelphia

Isaiah Zagar House

Isaiah Zagar is the artist responsible for scores of mosaic murals made from found objects, discarded bottles, bits of broken ceramic and mirror, that have proliferated across South Philly. This elaborately mosaic-c…
Notable Building in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

Comcast Innovation & Technology Center

This $1.5-billion, 60-story, 1121ft tower designed by Lord Norman Foster is already Philadelphia's tallest building. Though not open at the time of research, it will provide office space for the world's largest medi…
Architecture in University City & West Philadelphia

Krishna P Singh Center for Nanotechnology

One of the most striking pieces of contemporary architecture that's part of U Penn's campus is this 2013 building designed by Weiss/Manfredi. A series of interlocking glass buildings set at angles includes a dramati…
Architecture in Old City & Society Hill

Society Hill Towers

In the early 1960s the architect IM Pei made his name by designing this condo complex comprising three 32-story towers in which each of the units have floor-to-ceiling windows. Controversial at the time, the moderni…