Find out about the “Curse of Billy Penn” on your next jaunt in Center City, Pennsylvania.
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Look up and relish some of Philadelphia’s tallest buildings in Center City.
This business district is home to Philadelphia City Hall, which includes a statue of the city’s founder, William Penn. It was the tallest building in the world during the early 1900s, and it still holds the record as the second tallest masonry across the globe. During your stay in town, visit the Liberty Place and discover the story behind the “Curse of Billy Penn.” For 20 years, no major-league sports team in Philly won a world championship and legend blames Liberty Place because its height surpassed that of City Hall (where a statue of Penn resides). The curse was lifted once Liberty Place added its own William Penn statue. While you’re in town, continue looking up and find the Comcast Center, which is the tallest building in the state of Pennsylvania. Then after gallivanting around the skyscraper scenery all day, retreat to one of the hotels in City Center, Philadelphia.
When you’re looking for a vacation as noteworthy as the towering architecture in this town, let Expedia.com help. We offer cheap deals on Center City, Philadelphia, hotels that cover all your needs, without exceeding your budget. Browse through our lodging and find hotels with steam rooms and restaurants or places with pools and conference rooms. After you’ve chosen an accommodation that matches your preferences, check out our car rentals in Center City, too. With car keys in your hand, you have the freedom to explore the City of Brotherly Love however you please.