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City Of Philadelphia Anticipates Becoming First World Heritage City In United States

Nov 02, 2015 - PR Newswire

 The City of Philadelphia could soon become the first World Heritage City in the United States if the City's two-year initiative clears the last hurdle during a crucial upcoming meeting in Peru.

"There are 266 World Heritage Cities in the world, and not one in the United States," said Mayor Michael A. Nutter.  "It is clear that Philadelphia is a perfect candidate to become the first delegate from the U.S. to join the roster of preeminent heritage cities, the most obvious of which is that...