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Philadelphia’s skyline rising: From a colonial church spire to glassy blue Comcast 2

November 27, 2018

By Staff

As the story goes, when developers went to Edmund Bacon asking whether any law prohibited building higher than William Penn’s hat atop City Hall, the legendary Philadelphia city planner would tell them, “No, it’s a gentlemen’s agreement.”

Then he would add, “The question is, are you a gentleman?”

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