Emergence of a Modern Metropolis: Philadelphia
Experience the transformation of Philadelphia from America's 19th century engine of industry to a 21st century capitol of business and culture. This 2-hour 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.
Highlights include the spectacular Victorian interior of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (PAFA); the soaring central court of Philadelphia's first department store, Wanamaker's; and the atrium of Pennsylvania's tallest skyscraper, the Comcast Center.
Tours runs rain or shine and leave promptly at 1pm from the Center / Architecture + Design
Photo by Ben Grey