Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Skyscrapers: Comcast Center

The Comcast Center is the tallest building in Philadelphia. Completed in early 2008, the Comcast Center rises 297 meters over the skyscrapers of Center City, 10 meters taller than 1 Liberty Place, the second tallest building in the city. It contains 57 floors, and 118,000 square metres of floor space.

In an effort to improve Philadelphia's sporting record, a statue of William Penn was constructed at the top of the tower; the "curse of William Penn" states that unless a statue of William Penn is the highest object in the city (as was the case until 1987 with the Philadelphia City Hall), Philadelphia will not win any sporting championship. The statue was built, and the World Series a few months afterwards was won by Philadelphia. Perhaps it's not a curse, so much as a dampner on morale.

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