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Traffic & Spot Lights Once on Philly City Hall


Traffic & Spot Lights Once on Philly City Hall

According to an article by Thom Nickels in the Spirit Community Newspapers, 1/15/14, at p. 2, about Philly's City Hall: In 1921, the Philadelphia Police Department recommended lights on the tower to monitor traffic flows. This experiment pleased some when it was initiated several years later, but may on the road could not see the lights. In 1924, a 30-inch, 350-million candle power spotlight from General Electric was put into the north side of the tower, below the clock. The purpose of the floodlight was to catch thieves who might be running on North or South Broad Street.


Location: Philadelphia City Hall , 1400 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, United States
Listing Category: Buildings, Oddities, Transportation
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
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Comments : //hiddencityphila.org/2014/01/william-penns-piercing-headache/.
Date : 2014-04-21

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : I recall an article in Philadelphia Magazine, maybe 25-30 years ago, on secrets of City Hall, and one was that there were blind wild cats living in subbasements below the building. The tale was that the cats were usually in the dark and because of that became at least nearly blind after several generations. I find this implausible. Does anyone have any information on this story?
Date : 2014-04-21

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