Punch a Hole in the Rocky Steps?

July 28, 2014 8:28 PM

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Punch a Hole in the Rocky Steps?

If you are from Philly, they are not the Rocky Steps, but the Art Museum Steps. The steps were there long before Sly Stallone had Garrett Brown use a prototype of the Steadicam to run up the steps for breathless montages of panoramic views. In the mid-'70s the film Rocky really made you feel like you are "gonna fly now." (Bet I can make you smile if I start singing the theme and start jumping around with my arms in the air.)

The Art Museum Steps themselves are part of a larger piece of public art that evokes a Greek Temple devoted to culture and knowledge. Looking from the perch of at the top of the steps you get sight lines that include George Washington's statue in Eakins Oval, across Logan Circle to City Hall (at one...

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