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Completed on June 18th 2007, The Comcast Center became the tallest building in Center City, Philadelphia and 14th tallest in the United States. Taken in April 2007 while wandering around Downtown Philly.

Highest position in Explore: #249

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N 22 B 4.5K C 13 E Sep 25, 2011 F Sep 25, 2011
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Cell Block 7
Eastern State Penetentiary
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Eastern State has more to it than just abandonment, the architecture here is awesome! Here in Cell Block 7 you can walk up to the 2nd level catwalk giving an impressive perspective of this section of the prison. I've posted a picture before of Cell Block 7 as one of my first posts ever on Flickr and even though I like the shot, I've always wanted to return and recapture it. On my first trip here in2007 I had just bought a digital camera so basically the shots were from my first trip here were snapshots.

Located just outside Downtown Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary stands like a fortress over an entire city square block. Constructed in 1829, at the time of it's completion it was considered a state-of-the-art maximum security prison and was world famous for it's brutality and design. The idea of the time was that you change the behavior of inmates through "confinement in solitude with labor." The prison design is like that of a wagon wheel and was copied throughout the world in the early through late 1800's. In 1971 it was abandoned and left in ruin until 1994 when the first daily tours began. Much of the prison is left in a half-state in decay, and some areas are left in pure ruin. It really is one of the coolest places I've visited in my life.

Tags:   Eastern State Penitentiary Prison Abandonment Architecture Penitentiary Philadelphia Pennsylvainia Abandoned Prison Eastern State Decay Confinement

N 13 B 3.2K C 7 E Sep 21, 2011 F Sep 21, 2011
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Cell Block 5
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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One of 6 cellblocks left in ruin, there are several areas that visitors are not allowed to enter, among them the infirmary, the kitchen, and dining hall. Don't think I didn't try to get in these places either, but I was told that even employees weren't allowed in them.

Located just outside Downtown Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary stands like a fortress over an entire city square block. Constructed in 1829, at the time of it's completion it was considered a state-of-the-art maximum security prison and was world famous for it's brutality and design. The idea of the time was that you change the behavior of inmates through "confinement in solitude with labor." The prison design is like that of a wagon wheel and was copied throughout the world in the early through late 1800's. In 1971 it was abandoned and left in ruin until 1994 when the first daily tours began. Much of the prison is left in a half-state in decay, and some areas are left in pure ruin. It really is one of the coolest places I've visited in my life.

Tags:   Eastern State Penitentiary Prison Abandonment Architecture Penitentiary Philadelphia Pennsylvainia Abandoned Prison Eastern State Decay Confinement

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Cell Block 5
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

5 Image HDR

One of 6 cellblocks left in ruin, there are several areas that visitors are not allowed to enter, among them the infirmary, the kitchen, and dining hall. Don't think I didn't try to get in these places either, but I was told that even employees weren't allowed in them.

Located just outside Downtown Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary stands like a fortress over an entire city square block. Constructed in 1829, at the time of it's completion it was considered a state-of-the-art maximum security prison and was world famous for it's brutality and design. The idea of the time was that you change the behavior of inmates through "confinement in solitude with labor." The prison design is like that of a wagon wheel and was copied throughout the world in the early through late 1800's. In 1971 it was abandoned and left in ruin until 1994 when the first daily tours began. Much of the prison is left in a half-state in decay, and some areas are left in pure ruin. It really is one of the coolest places I've visited in my life.

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"I been eating them for six or seven weeks now
Haven't got sick once
Probably keep us both alive"

The above quote from the song "Wooden Ships" performed by Jefferson Airplane

Random Berries
North 20th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Although I like the Crosby, Stills and Nash version of "Wooden Ships" I much more prefer the Jefferson Airplane version. On another note, it pays off to take a closer look at the world around us, especially on the streets of Philly.



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