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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Philadelphia City Hall

National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

 
 
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Marker
Inscription.
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Since its completion 30 years after construction began in 1871, City Hall has dominated the center city Philadelphia skyline. At Penn Square, the building is still the world’s tallest masonry load bearing structure, made of 88 million bricks and thousands of tons of stone. City Hall is the nation’s most elaborate seat of municipal government. It is the finest American example of the French Second Empire style, widely used in late 19th century public buildings.
Started 1871
Completed 1901
Dedicated May 22, 2006
American Society of Civil Engineers
Founded 1852

 
Erected 2006 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Location. 39° 57.146′ N, 75° 9.816′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Germantown Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is within the center courtyard of Philadelphia City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Philadelphia City Hall (here, next to this marker); William Penn’s Prayer for Philadelphia (here, next to this marker);
Philadelphia City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
2. Philadelphia City Hall
Thirty years in the making.
The Great World War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Center Square (here, next to this marker); Declaration of Independence Signators (here, next to this marker); William Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is one of many in and around Philadelphia City Hall.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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