William Penn

William Penn (HM20UZ)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19107 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.169', W 75° 9.811'

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1886-1892

—Alexander Milne Calder (1846-1923) —

More than 250 sculptures adorn City Hall - all designed by Alexander Milne Calder. Calder made clay models that his studio of artisans translated into bronze or stone. The crowning glory, Willian Penn, stands more than 36 feet tall and weighs over 53,000 pounds. When installed in 1804 atop the tower, this sculpture of Philadelphia's founder was the largest and heaviest statue ever cast in bronze.
Facing northeast toward Penn Treaty Park, the figure holds a copy of the charter of Pennsylvania in his left hand. Calder's son and grandson, Alexander Stirling Calder and Alexander "Sandy" Calder also created major sculptures for Philadelphia.
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Date Added Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486032 N 4422533
Decimal Degrees39.95281667, -75.16351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.169', W 75° 9.811'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 10.14" N, 75° 9' 48.66" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia PA 19107, US
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