At the top of City Hall in the heart of the city stands William Penn, one of 250 sculptures in and around the building, created by Alexander Milne Calder, and standing 37 feet tall. Many travelers wonder why he is facing in the direction he is and the answer lies in the fact that he is looking towards Penn Treaty Place Park, to the North of the city and where he signed a land sharing treaty with the Lenni Lenape Indians and their Chief Tamanend, back in 1683.
On your Philadelphia city tour, make sure to ask one of the locals here about the Curse of Billy Penn!!
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