Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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142 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Philadelphia is the home to 1,580,863 citizens, the birthplace of the Continental Congress and Philly cheesesteaks and the location of the 2018 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO. While visitors may want to see the always- worthwhile historical staples, there are several lesser-known destinations to visit to make this trip unforgettable. PHOTO: VISIT PHILADELPHIA Continued on page 144 Phun in Things to Do In and Around Philadelphia By Allie Lapporte, LASN Welcome to Philadelphia, a historical city full of culture, fun and food! Founded in 1682 by William Penn, the city is the location of the first and second Continental Congresses as well as the original capital city and home to Presidents George Washington and John Adams. While the federal and state governments left the City of Brotherly Love in the early 1800s, it remains full of life, with numerous famous historical and cultural sites as well as many exciting activities and delicious food and drink. Visitors to the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO will find the weather with highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low 50s. As long as one wears the proper layers of clothing for the weather, there is no reason to avoid all of the fun activities and locations that are offered in Philadelphia. Events at the ASLA Show are scheduled from October 19-22. However, you will have plenty of chances to check out all of the places that make Philadelphia such a great city to visit. History and Art Due to the city's central role in the birth of America as a nation, it is no wonder that there are several museums and attractions recalling the days of the founding fathers. Of course, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall are excellent pieces of history to admire and learn about. Representing important parts of the founding of the United States, they are certainly worth a visit. The Liberty Bell Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Independence Hall keeps the same hours. Admission to both sites is free. To learn more about the Liberty Philly

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