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Old Posted Sep 30, 2008, 8:45 PM
Don098 Don098 is offline
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Originally Posted by brickell View Post
Is that really the case? What about the NYC municipal building? It looks much larger. Even Buffalo looks bigger.
Yes, it is most absolutely the tallest masonry building in the world. It's a well-known fact in Philadelphia. You can check it here: or here:

It doesn't look that big until you're about two blocks away because today's modern skyscrapers dwarf the steeple, and the sides are often obscured by new development as well. I remember when my ex-girlfriend first saw it as we drove down Market Street, and I was telling her that information, and she seemed to brush it aside....until we got to the stoplight two blocks away and she said, "Wow! That's HUGE!"
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