New South Broad tower is one of only a few recent skyscrapers

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    (AP File Photo)

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    Liberty Place’s completion in 1987 broke a longstanding gentleman’s agreement to cap the height of new construction at 548 feet–the height of City Hall.  Eight Skyscrapers now eclipse William Penn’s perch, led by the 57-story Comcast Building–with a ninth on the way as a residential tower on South Broad Street prepares to break ground next year. 

     

    NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller spoke about the history and ultimate effect of tall buildings in the city with Inquirer Architecture Critic Inga Saffron.

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