Along with a new mayor in the city, Philly is experiencing a boom in construction and expansions throughout the "City of Brotherly Love", here are just a few things to checkout and look forward too in 2016.
Philadelphia's Notiable Openings & Expansions:
1. Even birds are envious of the views from atop the new One Liberty Observation Deck. An entertaining video plays as the elevator zips visitors up to the 57th floor of One Liberty Place, where wrap-around, floor-to-ceiling windows reveal panoramic views that spill beyond the city and well into the suburbs. Interactive kiosks zoom in on Philadelphia landmarks and exhibits offer interesting history, sports and art tidbits that help form the fabric of Philadelphia. Opened November 28, 2015. 1650 Market Street, (215) 561-3325, phillyfromthetop.com
2. The Logan reveals a stunning new look for this famed hotel property. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway location is familiar to those who frequented the recently closed Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, which will reopen in a new location in 2018. The Logan’s roof-to-lobby renovation has transformed the space into a centerpiece of modern luxury with 391 rooms and suites and the stylish Commons Lounge that spills out onto a lush terrace. The farm-to-table Urban Farmer steakhouse features a made-from-scratch menu, while the new rooftop Assembly Lounge invites guests to linger over cocktails under the stars. Opened December 2015. 1 Logan Square, (215) 963-1500, theloganhotel.com
3. As luck would have it, Rivers Casino Casino has undergone a massive expansion. The waterfront gaming house will unveil a new flexible entertainment space, 44 additional table games, 289 new slot machines and a 28-table poker room. On the culinary front, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, the first of several new dining establishments, will treat guests to elegant white-tablecloth service or a quick bite at the handsome bar. January 2016. 1001 N. Delaware Avenue, (877) 477-3715, Rivers Casinocasino.com
4. When the doors to Taller Puertorriqueño’s El Coraz?n Cultural Center swing open, visitors will discover the largest Puerto Rican/Latino-based arts and cultural facility in the state of Pennsylvania. Ten years in the making, the 25,000-square-foot centerpiece of El Centro de Oro neighborhood will house a multipurpose 200-seat theater, exhibition and gallery spaces, education facilities, an enclosed playground, gift shop and cafe. Fall 2016. 2600 N. 5th Street, (215) 426-3311, tallerpr.org