October 10, 2004

A friend gave me a tip that there were excellent views from the roof level of a six-story parking garage in Chinatown at 8th and Arch Streets. Knowing that the position of the sun in the morning would be much better, I headed over at around 7:00 on a Sunday morning. At about 8:00, the weather was still too cloudy for great shots.

Looking west above Chinatown, with Arch Street on the right

Loew's Philadelphia hotel obscured by Aramark Tower, Two Liberty Place, City Hall in front of One Liberty Place, Mellon Bank Center, Bell Atlantic Tower

Bell Atlantic Tower

Looking south down 8th Street toward the recently completed St. James Apartments

8th Street, with Strawbridges department store on the right

I started walking west on Market Street and the weather cleared up. This is a detail of the architecture on the Residence Inn just east of City Hall.

Crown of Two Liberty Place above part of City Hall

Tower of the Masonic Temple

One Liberty Place

Looking southwest from North Broad Street and Penn Square North

City Hall in front of the clouds.

Six points: one of my favorite spots

Side of the Auerbach Building at 121 North Broad

City Place 101

Bell Atlantic Tower

Base of the Municipal Services Building above Thomas Paine Plaza

Skyscrapers behind the Municipal Services Building

One Liberty Place above Three and Five Penn Center

Crown of the Mellon Bank Center

Looking west from Thomas Paine Plaza

JFK Plaza AKA Love Park

Philadelphia Art Museum in the distance

East entrance of Suburban Station

Rivers Edge Condominiums

Cira Centre cranes from across the Schuylkill River

Cira Centre from the southeast

Mural on 23rd street under JFK Blvd

PECO Building from below on Market Street

Looking up the southeast corner

Looking up at the Cira Centre crane again

I took the train back to Market East from 30th Street and gave the parking garage another try.

October 13, 2004

A few days later the sunrise reflected off of the Philadelphia skyline beautifully. Scroll right! -------------->

6:45 AM

7:13 AM

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