Mayor Nutter, Councilman Squilla To Mark ‘Solidarity Day Of The World Heritage Cities’

WHO:        Mayor Michael A. Nutter

                  Councilman Mark Squilla

                   Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development

                   B.J. Dunn, Deputy Superintendent, Independence National Historical Park

                   John F. Smith, III – Chair, Global Philadelphia Association

WHAT:      Mayor Nutter and Councilman Squilla will mark the Organization of World Heritage Cities’ Solidarity Day of the World Heritage Cities by officially re-naming Walnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets as ‘World Heritage Way’. 

This new name recognizes the presence of Independence Hall as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Philadelphia is an observer member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities and, in partnership with the Global Philadelphia Association, is pursuing full membership status.

WHERE:   Independence Hall lawn, Walnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets

WHEN:      Monday, September 8th, 2014           2:00 PM    TODAY

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