Scenic USA - Pennsylvania

Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Photo by Tim Smolinski

     Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the mile long roadway of flags, diagonally slices through center-city Philadelphia. The majority of other city streets were laid out in a square grid, a Franklin design. The parkway, running from city hall and ending at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is the center of city culture. The avenue was designed in the early 1900s by Frenchman Jacques Gréber, and today, the boulevard displays flags from every country of the world.
     In this view, City Hall, topped with a 27 foot bronze statue of William Penn, stands out at the parkway's end. City Hall, a National Historic Landmark, was the tallest building in Philadelphia until 1987.




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