Going on Stilts: The Tall Building in 19th Century Philadelphia

Wednesday March 20

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

at Independence Visitor Center (599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106)

Paula Spilner, PhD, Adjunct Professor in Architectural History at Drexel University, presents this fun look at Philadelphia’s earliest skyscrapers. Learn how historians define what a skyscraper is, what forces caused high-rise buildings to emerge in 19th century Philadelphia, and how their effect on Philadelphia’s skyline helped to set the stage for Philadelphia to have one the most impressive skylines in the world. 

$20 | General Admission  

$15 | Alliance Member - sign in first (button in upper right) to automatically receive discount

$10 | College Student*

Free | High School Student*

*Email photo of valid student ID to Caroline Slama cslama@preservationalliance.com to receive student discount code

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