When America’s forefathers gathered in Philadelphia in 1787, and wrote the US Constitution which still governs the nation today, it’s likely they never imaged they’d ever see Philadelphia like this. Opened in November, 2015, the One Liberty Observation Deck offers views of the City of Brotherly Love from 883 feet above street level. Located on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place, the observation deck not only features a 360 degree view of the city, but an enormous bust of Benjamin Franklin the moment you step off the elevator. Pick out a landmark from the city below, and match it up with a touch screen zoom that allows you to take a closer look at the buildings way down below. There’s even an enormous hockey goal you can stand in and snap some photos, and for an entirely different Philly perspective, visit at night when millions of lights illuminate the city below. Whenever you visit, the experience begins on the ground floor when you hear the stories of Philadelphia and its place in America’s history. Hear tales of famous historical figures and their Philadelphia connections, before ascending up to the viewing platform for a sweeping and unforgettable view of “Philly from the top.”
The One Liberty Observation Deck is a 4-minute walk from Love Park and best accessed on foot. The #2 bus lines stops across the street, and there are numerous parking garages within walking distance of the tower.