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The 975 feet tall glass and steel building of the Comcast Center is Philadelphia's tallest skyscraper and the headquareters of the cable provider.
The 975 feet tall glass and steel building of the Comcast Center is Philadelphia's tallest skyscraper and the headquareters of the cable provider. The green building features a public plaza with a gorgeous fountain display, an eight-story light-flooded 'Winter Garden'? and an energy-saving 'glass curtain'? that wraps around the Comcast Center, allowing for a 360 degree view of Philadelphia's urban landscape. The building also has an 'Interactive Technology Lab' that is open to the public. Its biggest draw is the lobby, which has a massive 2,000 square feet high-definition LED screen which displays hyperreal computer-generated images and videos.
Comcast Center, 1701 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has a natural history museum, exhibiting a 42-feet long Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton and other Mesozoic creatures in the Dinosaur Hall, butterflies from South America, Africa and Asia in the Butterflies! tropical Garden, Dioramas of Asian, African and American wildlife, and an interesting collection in Marveling at Mollusks
The 200 year old Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the oldest art museum and school in the US, with an impressive roster of alumni that includes some of the best-known names in American art such as Jack Delano and Bo Bartlett
The Franklin Institute Science Museum displays some good exhibits for kids, including a Gengis Khan section, a multimedia exhibit on Benjamin Franklin, and scientific artifacts such as the Wright Brothers' original drawings, a giant-sized human heart, and a pre-electronic mechanical robot
Founded in 1900, the Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the most famous and widely traveled orchestras in the world, counted among the 'Big Five'
The Shops at the Bellevue offer a luxury shopping experience, with brands ranging from Polo Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co
The Wanamaker Grand Court Organ is the largest operational pipe organ in the world, 28,604 pipes in 463 ranks
Not for the faint of heart! The Mutter Museum is a medical museum, displaying wet anatomical specimens in formaldehyde or alcohol, osteological specimens with a section on forensic anthropology, models, and medical instruments from different time periods
The Academy is the oldest grand opera house in the United States still being in use, where you can catch concerts, ballets, Broadway, comedy shows, and other events
Rittenhouse Square is an open green park surrounded by high-rises, where locals hang out during lunch break and evenings
The Reading Terminal Market is a covered public market where many of Pennsylvania's Amish merchants sell their goods