Morning Headlines: Observation Deck Proposed For One Liberty Place
An observation deck with its own private elevator and a “small cafe” has been proposed for the 57th floor of One Liberty Place, the taller of the two Liberty Place towers. The Philadelphia Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni writes that the planned deck would be open to hosting events and would be managed by Paris-based company Montparnasse 56 Group.
Given that the proposal calls for an interior deck (observation points are usually situated outdoors), city planners need not grant permission:
The proposal wouldn’t need any approvals from Philadelphia planners since it would operate as a typical commercial tenant, such as a restaurant or a company’s offices, said Gary Jastrzab, executive director of the Philadelphia Planning Commission.
An opening date has yet to be announced.
• Observation deck for One Liberty Place? [Philadelphia Business Journal]
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