Autopsy of Architecture

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Eastern State Penitentiary

Photo © 2016 David Bulit, Eastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary was erected in 1829 and at the time, it was the largest and most expensive public structure in the country with a final price tag of $750,000. Its architectural significance first arose in 1821, when British architect John Haviland was chosen to design the building. Haviland found most of his inspiration for

The Legendary Blue Horizon

Photo © 2016 David Bulit, The Legendary Blue Horizon - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Blue Horizon was a historic 1,346-seat boxing venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Ring magazine voted it the number-one boxing venue in the world, and Sports Illustrated noted it as the last great boxing venue in the country. The Blue Horizon was featured in the film Rocky V as some of the fight scenes