City Hall Tower

Okay, so I heard that you can take a ride to the top of the City Hall tower. I happened to be in that area of town on a weekday, December 19, to be exact, and had a mid-day chance to check it out. Mind you, I’ve never even been in City Hall or known you could walk right through it. I was on my way back from checking out that newest landmark, the Comcast Tower, and just wandered up to City Hall and followed everyone through, then spied the visitor’s center and gift shop, which sparked the memory of what I’d read about the tower re-opening, which led me to decide I had time to ride up! It was only $5 for the elevator ride, and you have about 15 minutes up there. It was pretty chilly this time of year, and cloudy, but I appreciated it all the same. I had a bird’s-eye view of the city. The elevator man told me that on a clear day, you could see lots more, but this was nice, for my first time.

They also give tours that include the elevator ride. They are offered Monday-Friday at 12:30. I’m not sure of an official site, but you can check out lots of information on Will Penn’s website.

Even more exciting about this visit was the fact that I was visiting family and found an old postcard with exactly the same view as pictured above (looking north on Broad St.), though containing totally different architecture, only 2 or 3 days later. Who would think I would find this in the tiny mining town of Bisbee, Arizona?

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