Here’s a quick post today to highlight the City Hall Tower tour in Philadelphia. City Hall is one of Philadelphia’s most iconic buildings. The 548-foot tower with the statue of William Penn is immediately recognizable as one of the city’s tallest and most eye-catching structures.
The cool thing is that visitors can ride an elevator up to the top of the tower to see the City of Brotherly Love from one of its coolest vantage points.
From the ground, the statue of William Penn atop the tower looks like it might be 5-10 feet tall. But it’s actually a whopping 37 feet tall! In fact, it’s the tallest statue atop any building in the world.
When you’re up close, you can really see just how massive bronze Billy Penn is.
You’ll get great views of the city from up here, although you will have to contend with the glare and reflection from the glass windows. Tours run every 15 minutes. The tower itself is 511 feet up, while the Penn statue adds the extra 37 feet.