Inside Some of Philadelphia’s Most Extraordinary Forbidden Buildings

Yesterday tickets went on sale for the Hidden City Festival, which opens nine buildings to the public for the first time. The Festival runs for just six weeks with limited hours each day. Each space will have artistic or musical projects within, but it’s the buildings themselves that are the real draw. Property photographer Laura Kicey went to three of the venues this week and discovered their magic.

Hidden City Festival: Hawthorne Hall



Hidden City Festival: Kelly Natorium



Hidden City Festival: Germantown Town Hall




All photographs: Laura Kicey

For tickets and more information, go to Hidden City Festival‘s website.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.patterson.7549 Joshua Patterson

    Germantown looks absolutely amazing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ShadowsAndRust Ethan Wallace

    Love the roof top shot. I spent too much time poking around the lower levels and never even made it up there.