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With over 200 shops and a spot on Women's Wear Daily Magazine's list of the most expensive shopping districts in America, Walnut Street is a mandatory stop for high rolling spenders. After eating at a gourmet restaurant and purchasing designer clothes, relax a the Rittenhouse Square or Washington Square. In the mood for a movie? Buy a ticket to a show at the longest-running theater in the United States, at the Walnut Street Theatre. Walnut Street eventually runs into the expansive University of Pennsylvania.
The Rittenhouse Square lies in the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. This open-space park is named after David Rittenhouse, an immigrant from Germany who was a clockmaker and a noteworthy astronomer. Located in a square amidst residential apartments, an office tower and several well known restaurants, this park is laden with trees and park benches. This site is a great place to walk dogs, or simply enjoy a friendly banter with your friends on the park bench.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church was dedicated in 1850 and is one of Philadelphia's most attractive churches. The architect was John Notman, who also designed the Athenaeum and the Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square. Built in the Gothic Revival style, the beauty and elegance of the parish buildings and garden are reminiscent of those found in England. A notable feature of St. Mark's Church is the silver altar in the chapel.
Guests are welcome to attend services at this handsome historic landmark. This church was founded in 1828 and holds to the classic formulations of Presbyterian theology, out of the Reformation period. Tenth Presbyterian is committed to developing and maintaining a strong teaching pulpit in Center City and an effective network of fellowship groups aimed at meeting individual needs.
The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia has been bringing people together in worship since 1698. Construction on the current building began in 1869. The Church is a spectacular example of Victorian Gothic architecture, which depends on French and English medieval Gothic cathedral motifs and mixed use of materials in the construction. Various parts of the church are built from granite, sand-toned brick, terra cotta and marble. Tiffany windows complete the design, as well as an impressive set of five windows by Wailles of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
The Walnut-Chancellor Historic District is an area spread across 5 acres (2.0 hectares). Located in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia, it displays a mix of the Italianate, Gothic and Colonial Revival styles. The district has 51 buildings that contribute to its historic nature. This beautiful historic district has been adorning the National Register of Historic Places since 1980.
The Comcast Center is the newest addition to Philadelphia's skyscrapers. Built in 2007, this 57-story building(975 ft.)is now the largest skyscraper in Philadelphia. It has ample space for offices and has helped make the metro more easily accessible through its connection with SEPTRA rail lines via Suburban Station. In addition, it also has eco-friendly aspects such as recycled materials and large windows to help reduce energy costs.
Located in Center City Philadelphia, the Dilworth Park is a 120,557 square foot (11,200 square meter) area public park with lush a green lawn, trees and an interactive fountain which converts into a skating rink in the winter. Favorite among kids and adults alike, this park is the perfect place to seek time in solitude while enjoying being surrounded by greenery and listening to the sounds of excitement in the voices of the kids playing nearby. Scattered throughout the park are areas with works of art on display and laws that are designated picnic areas, while certain tree grove areas have selected tree species conducive to the city. The park also doubles up as a rental space for art festivals, weddings and exhibitions.