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Philadelphia's Pavilion in the Trees

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PHILADELPHIA - "Pavilion in the Trees" is an architectural marvel. The roof is curved to reflect the curvature of the sky above the earth, and the canopy catches light and breeze. The wood and steel grids give you a bird's eye view of the city. A beautiful view of the city awaits you, so be sure to explore it! This is a hidden gem that not everyone knows about.


In 1993, Martin Puryear created an outdoor art installation in West Fairmount Park. The Association for Public Art commissioned him to create the pavilion as an outdoor amenity for park visitors. The artist was inspired by his dream of living in a treehouse. The Pavilion in the Trees is 24 feet high and is accessible only through a sloping ramp. It is a great place for a quiet moment of reflection.