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Philly on Track to Become the First World Heritage U.S. City

If there's one thing the City of Brotherly Love loves, it's making history. Take a quick walk around any neighborhood and you'll notice plaques touting a building's historic significance on what seems like every block. Now, a delegation of Philadelphia officials are on their way to Peru in hopes of becoming the first World Heritage City in the country, Mayor Michael Nutter announced today. They'll attend the 13th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), where it will be determined whether Philly will become a full-fledged member.

All cities in consideration must be located on sites included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Philly can cross that off that requirement: Independence Hall became a UNESCO site in 1979. Fingers crossed!

· City of Philadelphia Anticipates Becoming First World Heritage City in United States [City of Philadelphia]

Independence Hall

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