Philly's Attraction With the Best Views Closes Due to COVID-19 Tourism Slowdown

Citing less tourism amid coronavirus, One Liberty Philadelphia Observation Deck is closing indefinitely

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The coronavirus pandemic is claiming one of Philadelphia’s tourist attractions with the some of the best views of the city.

One Liberty Philadelphia Observation Deck in Center City announced Tuesday that it would be closing indefinitely due to the “drastic decrease of day trippers, group tour bookings, and overseas tourists due to COVID-19 pandemic.”

Tickets sales, tours and events are suspended as of Tuesday.

“The uncertainty surrounding the current economic climate has created challenges that no tourist destination could have envisioned,” OLPOD general manager Jennifer Hesser said in a news release. “The future of One Liberty Philadelphia Observation Deck is yet to be determined. We hope to once again be able to reengage with the public following this challenging time, and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

The deck situated 57 floors above Market Street had only reopened from its virus-related pause in July after being originally closed in March.

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