One Liberty Observation Deck

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One Liberty Observation Deck
A365, One Liberty Observation Deck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2015.JPG
Southwest view from the observation deck
Philadelphia
Area 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19103
Coordinates 39°57′09″N 75°10′05″W / 39.9526°N 75.1681°W / 39.9526; -75.1681Coordinates: 39°57′09″N 75°10′05″W / 39.9526°N 75.1681°W / 39.9526; -75.1681
Status Operating
Opening date November 28, 2015
General statistics
Attraction type Observation Deck
Height 883 ft (269 m)
Duration unlimited
Visitors 17,241 (2015)
Construction Cost 1.7 million USD
Slogan Philly From The Top
Website Official website
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible
Assistive listening icon.svg Assistive listening available

One Liberty Observation Deck, also called Philly From The Top, is an 883 ft (269 m) high observation deck located on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place in Center City, Philadelphia.[1]

History[edit]

Comcast Center as seen from the observation deck

Paris-based Montparnasse 56 Group (M56) announced in 2014 that it would open an observation deck on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place,[2] the One Liberty Observation Deck, also called Philly from the Top, opened to the public on November 28, 2015.[3] The observation deck is fully enclosed and offers 360 degree panoramic views of the city from 883 feet above street level, which is the highest public access level and the tallest standing building attraction in Philadelphia as of 2016.[4][5]

Concept[edit]

The attraction consists of three levels, the ground floor entry area, a second floor ticketing, lobby and gift shop area, and the 57th floor observation area, after purchasing a ticket, visitors may choose to stand in front of a green screen to have a photograph taken. Visitors then board an elevator where a video with surround sound is presented about the observation deck and the city. Once on the 57th floor, visitors enter an area with tables, seating and vending machines, the observation area completely encircles the building core with windows in all directions. Multiple interactive maps with electronic sight-seeing tours are available throughout the observation deck.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OLODeck". Visitphilly.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22. 
  2. ^ "Observation deck for One Liberty Place?". bizjournals.com. Philadelphia Business Journal. 2014-09-22. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Get a unique view of Philadelphia from the new One Liberty Observation Deck". buckslocalnews.com. Digital First Media. 2015-11-29. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Top Five Sky-High Vantage Points In Philadelphia". Philadelphia - Official Visitor Site - visitphilly.com. Retrieved 2016-04-27. 
  5. ^ "PA, Philly From The Top | One Liberty Observation Deck". phillyfromthetop.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 

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