Philadelphia City Hall is the house of government for the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At 167 m (548 ft), including the statue, it is the world's second-tallest masonry building, only .5 m (1 ft 8 in) shorter than Mole Antonelliana in Turin. The weight of the building is borne by granite and brick walls up to 22 feet (6.7 m) thick, rather than steel; the principal exterior materials are limestone, granite, and marble.
It was the tallest habitable building in the world from 1901 to 1908 and the tallest in Pennsylvania until 1932 when surpassed by the Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh. It remained the tallest building in Philadelphia until the construction of One Liberty Place (1984–1987) ended the informal gentlemen's agreement that limited the height of tall buildings in the city; it is currently the 16th-tallest building in Pennsylvania
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jacquest (18871) 2012-05-04 4:10
Nice view on the City Hall with the distance in the street giving deepness. Excellent framing with the buildings around and the busy street. I like the view and the neat city mood.
Have a nice day
papagolf21 (91502) 2012-05-04 4:39
Bonjour, cher Lakshmi,
Merci de me faire découvrir cette ville, dont on parle souvent, mais que je ne connais pas.
Un cadrage efficace pour donner à la composition toute l'ampleur qu'elle mérite.
Très bonne approche !
npecanhuk (70884) 2012-05-04 6:29
Simple but truly interesting and attractive street photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Miguel82 (26905) 2012-05-04 8:58
A superb shot of an american city ambiance
I can recognize the sri lankan flag
Nice colors and good sharpness
pajaran (55611) 2012-05-04 13:11
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima, i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na bulevar i arhitekturu, dobra kompozicija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, perspektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend sa lepim secanjem na 2oo8. godinu.
Good text with the given data, and history ...
Nice view of the boulevard and architecture, good composition.
Good image sharpness, contrast, perspective view and beautiful colors.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend with some nice memories of 2oo8. year.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-04 13:39
this is a splendid city shot, the composition is very spectacular and I like the architectural details and the attractive POV, great view, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
mirosu (15386) 2012-05-04 21:38
Excelent cityscape image. I like the co,position and the clarity of this photo. Perfect light & colors give an additional bonus. Well seen and captured.
batalay (37205) 2012-05-04 22:29
I know the exact spot you took the photo. You've used the opening between the office buildings effectively to frame City Hall.
Your note is first rate. In the years between 1984–1987 when One Liberty Place was erected, my son was a student at Princeton. In my frequent trips between Washington, DC and Princeton, NJ, I remember seeing the actual construction. Under the pointed and tapered spire, I was fascinated that they used plywood sheets (OSB-boards) to give it shape. That certainly was devoid of stone.
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-05-04 23:17
Wow!!! what a great captured of this beautiful city scape from interesting POV to show us an amaing architecture with great management of splendid colors, sharpness, perfect clarity, great DOF too. An amazing impeccable atmosphere in this photo. Wonderfully executed. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a wonderful WE,
TopGeo (38216) 2012-05-05 0:08
Simple but truly interesting and attractive street photographic perfection of this image, also characterized by an excellent choice. An interesting photo that shows us Philadelphia City the architectural beauty of this fantastic perfectly preserved. You did a really good shot Bravo!
Graal (100550) 2012-05-05 1:16
good reportage and presentation from Philadelphia. Nice view of City Hall. Good composition and sharpness. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (63961) 2012-05-05 4:33
Philadelphia is one town we normally don't see many photos on TE, dear Lakshmi.
So, this is a refreshing post.
Nice mingled old and modern buildings along the avenue.
The tower has a graceful look, white contrast was super.
Enjoy your weekend,
cornejo (36469) 2012-05-05 5:55
Hi Lakshmi, very good photo of this interesting street with beautiful buildings, I like this very interesting image, well framed and with clarity and depth. Excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations friend of mine. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.
mkamionka (32949) 2012-05-05 10:18
I have never been to Philadelhpia. It seems like a really interesting city with so much history. I think I can already recognize the characteristic city hall architecture. Nice presentation in the context of other buildings.
I would love to photograph it at the blue hour.
jemaflor (90139) 2012-05-06 5:09
Well composed and framed with the tower in a focal point, light is well managed, tfs.
jmdias (59250) 2012-05-16 16:05
very nice framing catching the big and beautiful tower peeking the camera. I liked the urban details here. interesting detail of the flags of foreign countries. nice job.