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Chestnut Street is perfect for window shopping. With plenty of great stores, such as Boyd's, Maron Chocolates and Shops at Liberty Place, you can lose track of time. Not only are there a lot of stores, a 10 block section has been closed to traffic so pedestrians can have an easier time shopping. So grab some friends and shop the day away.
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.
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.
One of the most vital transportation hubs in the region, this underground station serves all of SEPTA's Regional Rail lines except the R6 Cynwyd. Pedestrian connections can be made at station level to the Market Frankford High Speed Line and at street level to many bus routes. Market East is adjacent to The Gallery, a popular downtown mall, and near attractions such as the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Jefferson Hospital, and Hard Rock Café. Both Chinatown and the Historic District are within walking distance.
Come by if you want to know more about one of the lesser exhibited arts. This non-profit organization aims at giving print art its due. Have a look at contemporary work in print and photography since 1915 on display. Various events take place throughout the year, and one worth the visit is the Annual International Competition: Photography. You can also purchase artwork from the store located at the gallery. With the work of 90 artists on sale—including artists, such as Art Spiegelman, Katja Oxman, Katja Oxman–you are sure to find something that appeals to you.
The University anchors the newly renovated South Broad Street "Avenue of the Arts," a cluster of top cultural organizations that form a hub for arts and entertainment. The University's neighbors include the Academy of Music, the Wilma Theater, and the new Regional Performing Arts Center. In addition to training in all the arts, the University owns several theatres, including the Arts Bank and the Merriam, where professional dance and theatre performances are regularly scheduled.