Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Though the building is currently undergoing lengthy renovations and its exterior is often obscured by scaffolding, its architectural appeal is fairly undeniable. Gargoyles, sun dials, murals and of course, William Penn, all distinguish the century-old building from the modern silhouttes along the city's skyline.
Inside this extravagant facade, Philadelphia's officials and staff deal with the much less extravagant minutiae of daily governance. Within City Hall, the laws, regulations and ordinances are passed that affect not only those who live in the neighborhoods in Philadelphia, but those who work, play and learn here, too. City Hall is the hub of Philadelphia; the many neighborhoods spread throughout are its spokes.
By Michelle Welk and Manuel Agurto, Group 20: City Hall
Posted by Michelle at 9:00 PM