HughE Dillon One-Shot: Michael Nutter

The mayor wields a jackhammer for hotel groundbreaking

Mayor Nutter and Kimpton president/COO Niki Leondakis break ground at what will be the Hotel Monaco in Old City, right across the street from Independence Hall in the old Lafayette Building at 5th and Chestnut streets. Instead of using the traditional shovel, the duo took to jackhammers. When guests walked into the ceremony they had the choice of wearing an Eagles hard hat or a Phillies hard hat. The Mayor said there’s no way you’re going to put me on the spot to make a choice; I love both teams equally. So he asked for an Intech Construction hat. He did let me photograph him wearing each of the sports teams hat, though.