Philadelphia, city of firsts, pioneered solitary confinement and the concept of penitence—a prison philosophy that, its advocates hoped, could rescue people from a life of crime. Once the world’s most radical leader in the reconstruction of penal practices and prison spaces, Philadelphia now has the highest rate of incarceration of any large jurisdiction in the country.
The Delaware River is a vital working river--in 2017 Philadelphia’s port is the country’s twelfth largest.
Philadelphia has a storied relationship with the bicycle. This Philadelphia bike story begins in 1819, when Charles Willson Peale, a prolific Philadelphia artist best known for his depictions of the American Founding fathers, encountered the The "Draisiana" on display in Baltimore.
How fitting and appropriate for a German pretzel monument to be here. Philadelphia is the pretzel capital of America.
At MonumentLab we have a unique opportunity to amplify the voices of historically silenced groups, including people under the age of majority, who are not able to vote to allocate tax money toward public works.