By Jim Saksa (PlanPhilly)
It didn’t take long for it to happen. If you spend any amount of time wandering around City Hall, it’ll happen.
“Hi, do you need help finding something?”
City Hall is gorgeous. Painstakingly built over 30 years, City Hall briefly stood as the tallest occupied building in the world when it opened in 1901. An architectural icon, it’s still the largest municipal building in America. The original blueprints – hand-drawn in ink on linen – gave elegantly simple instructions to the masons working on the exterior: “finish in an artistic manner.” And they did – there are over 250 architectural flourishes, bas-reliefs, sculptures and statutes adorning the Second Empire masterpiece. City Hall is majestic.
Read the full story at PlanPhilly | Not all those who wander are lost … but most are: A wayfinding tour of City Hall.