Districts were created to reflect Penn’s plan of 1682, which has remained intact. The districts
were given names that reflect
both common perception and
A sixth district, University City, below right, was created several years later.
An early icon concept, to use portraits of the men for whom the squares are named, was aban- doned when it was agreed that all dead white guys look alike.
Counterclockwise from top right: Liberty Place seen through trees
in Rittenhouse Square; the logo
of the Convention Center; a sculpture in the Swann Fountain and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; George Washington; Inde- pendence Hall.
Client:Center City District
Designer director: Joel Katz
Designers: Joel Katz, Kelly Salchow