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Experience the transformation of Philadelphia from an engine of industry to a 21st century capital of business and culture. This tour explores Philadelphia's diverse range of architectural styles and building technologies from the 1860s to the present, detailing the social, economic, and political forces that shaped the modern cityscape. Tours depart from the Center at 2pm sharp and last for two hours. Highlights include the spectacular Victorian interior of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; the soaring central court of Philadelphia's first department store, Wanamaker's; and the atrium of the Comcast Center, Philadelphia's tallest sky scraper. SCHEDULE: Warm Season (Apr-Oct): Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays @ 2pm Cold Season (Nov-Mar): Only Saturdays @ 2pm


WALKING TOUR - 'Emergence of a Modern Metropolis: Philadelphia'

February 25, 2017


Philadelphia Center for Architecture

1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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