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William Penn is a bronze statue by Alexander Milne Calder of William Penn, the founder and namesake for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

ET. Vernon Odom reports during Action News at 6pm on September 26, 2017.

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A 9-foot Harriet Tubman statue will be featured in front of Philadelphia City Hall’s North Apron through the end of March to celebrate the abolitionist’s 200th birthday, as well as Black History and Women’s History Months.

The building is topped with an enormous statue of William Penn, founder of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. The large figure of the Quaker was crafted by sculptor Alexander Milne Calder, who also produced the smaller statues just above the clock house and around the entire building. .

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The City of Philadelphia hosted the temporary Harriet Tubman: The Journey to Freedom statue by artist Wesley Wofford at City Hall.

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Jun 20, 2019 · The Penn statue is highly symbolic.
Created by Alexander Milne Calder and cast at the Tacony Iron Works of over 26 tons of bronze, the statue is reckoned to be the largest atop any building in the world.

Created by Alexander Milne Calder and cast at the Tacony Iron Works of over 26 tons of bronze, the statue is reckoned to be the largest atop any building in the world.

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The monument has been the subject of vandalism, and a 2013 history book on Meade noted that the statue is "neglected and obscure". . Why.

Aug 30, 2022 · After extensive engagement with the community and stakeholders, the City has decided to initiate an open Call for Artists to commission a permanent statue that will be located on the North Apron at City Hall. . Height 12'. Our goal: to talk with Philadelphians about the spaces we share. Jul 13, 2017 · class=" fc-falcon">The conservation of Philadelphia’s largest statue – the largest atop any building in the world – required over 1,200 gallons of deionized water, fifteen gallons of a specially-formulated wax coating, and took an estimated 800 man-hours to perform the work.

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Jan 11, 2022 · PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The City of Philadelphia unveiled a nine-foot sculpture of freedom fighter Harriet Tubman at City Hall on Tuesday.

Vernon Odom reports during Action News at 6pm on September 26, 2017.