For whatever reason, Philly doesn’t often count among the list of cities with great architecture. Sure, New York is, well, New York, and Chicago is the city of skyscrapers. But what Philly has over most cities is age and wisdom, and buildings steeped in rich history.
That’s why we’d argue that Philly has some of the most iconic buildings in the U.S., from Independence Hall (It was the birthplace of America, after all) to the always dazzling Philadelphia Museum of Art.
It’s not just old buildings that are worthy of the “iconic” status—there are newbies like the Comcast Technology Center (the first and second towers) and the Barnes that can’t be ignored. The following 24 (we just couldn’t keep it under 20) buildings, listed from west to east, have all left unmatched marks on Philly and are must-know works of architecture.
Plus, this is a great chance to take your relatives for a building tour around the city this holiday season and show them what Philly has to offer.
We know this is not a complete list, so if you have another favorite Philly building that you consider iconic, please share in the comments!Read More