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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Philadelphia skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Philadelphia architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Philadelphia are included on this list. Information about these Philadelphia buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Philadelphia and older historic landmarks.

Examples of buildings on this list: Independence Hall, Comcast Center and more.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Philadelphia?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Philadelphia. Famous architectural houses within the city of Philadelphia are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
1818 Market Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Philadelphia Buildings & Structures
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1818 Market Street


1818 Market Street is a 40-story skyscraper in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The building was designed by the firm Ewing Cole Cherry Brott. It was the tallest building erected in Philadelphia between the completion of City Hall in 1901 and the completion of One Liberty Place in 1987, during ...more

City/Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1974

1900 Rittenhouse Square Apartm... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Philadelphia Buildings & Structures
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1900 Rittenhouse Square Apartments


The 1900 Rittenhouse Square Apartments is a historic high-rise building on Rittenhouse Square in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built 1923–1926. The 190 foot tall, 19-story building has been converted to condominiums. 1900 Rittenhouse Square was added to the National Register of ...more

City/Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1923

Academy of Music is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Philadelphia Buildings & Structures
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The Academy of Music, also known as American Academy of Music, is a concert hall and opera house located at 240 S. Broad Street between Locust and Manning Streets in the Avenue of the Arts area of Center City, Philadelphia It was built in 1855-57 and is the oldest opera house in the United States ...more

City/Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Opened: Jan 26 1857

Created By: Napoleon LeBrun, Gustavus Runge

Style: Renaissance architecture

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Alden Park Manor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Philadelphia Buildings & Structures
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Alden Park Manor


Alden Park Manor is an apartment complex located at School House Lane and Wissahickon Avenue in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...more

City/Town: Pennsylvania, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1925