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Concrete Megalith at Penn's Landing

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Concrete Megalith at Penn's Landing

There is a four-story Welcome to Penn's Landing sign here that was supposed to have been a base for a tram that crossed the river into Camden, NJ, a part of a big entertainment complex that never was built. See Inga Saffron's column in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/28/15, at p. H 19, where she calls it the Waterfront's Stonehenge. This Web page calls it the Penn's Landing Pi, as it resembles the mathematical symbol, and has a nice photo of it: http://phillyskyline.com/summerofthedelaware/05.htm.

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Location: Penn's Landing Pi , 69 South Christopher Columbus Blvd. , Penn's Landing Market Street Parking Lot, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States
Listing Category: Architecture, Controversies, Oddities
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : markerwriter
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : "Demolition continues on the never-used tower on Penn's Landing. Known as 'Philly's Stonehenge,' or 'The Colossal Pi,' the concrete structure was built in 2002 for the Skylink Aerial Tramway. The lpan was to transport 3,000 people an hour between entertainment centers on both sides of the Delaware River."
Date : 2020-05-18

Name : markerwriter
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There is a photo of this structure, partially demolished, in today's Phila. Inquirer at p. B.2. The prior comment roughly quotes the caption, but it is unknown how the typos entered into it.
Date : 2020-05-18

Name : markerwriter
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Construction Equipment Guide, June 10, 2020, pp. 1, 72, contains an article about the continued dismantlement of the "Monolith." Interestingly, it cost $16 million to build, and the cost of tearing it down is $700,000, it says.
Date : 2020-06-16

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