August 8, 2004
I thought I had taken every possible photo in Philadelphia's skyscraper center, the Market West neighborhood in western Center City. But with a new camera capable of wider angles, tighter zooms, and higher resolution, I thought I'd give it another go.
I started at 17th and Callowhill, near the dark grey building on the far left (One Franklin Town Apartments), and took a few shots in Franklintown Park.
This guy's doing it the hard way. Looking southeast
The construction site of the Tivoli condominiums (only 10 stories to be)
Granary Building from the southwest
Top of Cityview II Condominiums, dim during daylight hours
Cityview I and II, from the southwest on North 21st Street.
Bell Atlantic Tower, One Logan Square, One Liberty Place, Mellon Bank Center
Looking southeast along the Ben Franklin Parkway. Thumbs down for the oversaturated City Hall.
Looking up the east side of the Board of Education Building
Lantern near the east entrance
Rowhomes on North 21st
Zoom up and east: Bell Atlantic Tower and bit of Two Logan Square
Looking southeast: the top of Independence Blue Cross Tower
Skyscraper crowd: the back side of Market Street buildings
On to Market Street: 2000 Market from the northwest
Looking west, on the north side of Market: Independence Blue Cross Tower (IBX) and more
IBX glass details at the top of the west side
The west side
Looking up from the southwest: 1818 Market reflected
Down to Chestnut St: Two Liberty Place and the 1700 block
More of beautiful Two Liberty Place
Back up to Market Street: William Penn at the top of City Hall
Belltower of One South Broad
City Hall from the northwest
Center City's largest leaves
Statue near City Hall, and Residence Inn
Tip of the Masonic Temple across from City Hall
Masonic Temple and City Hall
One Liberty Place spying on me from a window of the Masonic Temple
Church at Arch and North Broad, just to the north
Love that evaluative white balance: not bad for shooting into the sun
Commando-style trip to the 25th floor of the Wyndham. Looking northeast (forgive the poor contrast, the windows are dirty).
Philadelphia Inquirer Building
Zooming to the northeast: Philly, the Delaware River, and Pennsauken, NJ (mostly)
Due south toward Libery Place
The required zoom
VERTICAL PANORAMA - SCROLL DOWN - More One Liberty than you ever wanted
Back on land. Read the sign
GlaxoSmithKline Annex: Three Franklin Plaza