14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Billy Penn among the skyscrapers
Philadelphia City Hall with a statue of William Penn was, at one time, the tallest building in the world. For many years there was a "gentlemen's agreement" that no building could be built taller in Philadelphia, but this agreement ended in 1984 when One Liberty Place was built. Since then it has been dwarfed by many skyscrapers.
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||The American Experience
||Nov. 29, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
||Canon EOS 70D