Philadelphia Prepares for Papal Visit

Crews are hard at work preparing for the Papal visit in Philadelphia. Take a look at our photos.

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Yellow and white flowers and a welcome banner ready for Pope Francis' visit.
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NBC10 - Morgan Zalot
Portable toilets line Juniper Street at South Penn Square for the Pope's visit.
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NBC10- Morgan Zalot
Jumbotron ready for Pope's visit outside of the Municipal Services Building.
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NBC10 - Lauren Mayk
Jumbo trons like this will appear all over Benjamin Franklin Parkway to optimize the experience for all guests.
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NBC10 - Morgan Zalot
Jumbotron set up outside the Basilica in Philadelphia ready for the Pope's visit.
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Pete Kane
Crews are hard at work preparing for the Papal visit in Philadelphia. Take a look at our photos.
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NBC10 - Lauren Mayk
One of many cell towers erected to increase cell phone service to the hundreds of thousands of people expected to flock to Philly for the Papal visit.
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NBC10 - Lauren Mayk
Security checkpoints can be found along the secure perimeters within Center City and West Philadelphia.
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NBC10 - Lauren Mayk
One of many security checkpoints surrounding Philadelphia's security perimeter.
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NBC10 - Lauren Mayk
City employees work to spruce up concrete partitions in preparation for the Pope's visit.
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NBC10 - Lauren Mayk
A Philadelphia city employee paints concrete partitions in preparation for the Papal visit.
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NBC10 - Lauren Mayk
World Meeting of Families organizers say there will be 1 porta-potty for every 250 people at the Festival of Families, and each one will be cleaned three times a day.
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NBC10 - Lauren Mayk
Local businesses cash in on the Pope's visit, advertising official Pope merchandise for sale.
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NBC10 - Lauren Mayk
Preparations for the Philadelphia Papal visit can be seen all over the city.
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NBC10 - Lauren Mayk
Structures like this have popped up all over Philadelphia in preparation for the Papal visit.
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Gary Watson
World Meeting of Families decorations adorn Philadelphia City Hall.
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Gary Watson
Just one of many signs found all over restricted parking areas in Philadelphia.
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Gary Watson
Crews erect jumbo trons ahead of Papal visit.
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Beautiful, bright decorations can be found all over the Festival of Families site on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
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Pete Kane
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Pete Kane
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Pete Kane
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Pete Kane
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Jimmi Shrode
Portable toilets line 23rd street between Market and Cherry
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NBC10 - Morgan Zalot
Pope Francis banner flies by City Hall
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NBC10 - Morgan Zalot
Water and a jumbotron ready for Pope's visit near the Frank Rizzo statue outside of the Municipal Services Building
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Philadelphia Fire Department
Medical supplies loaded into PODS placed around the city in preparation for the Papal visit.
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Philadelphia Fire Department
Medical supplies gathered in preparation for the Papal visit.
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Philadelphia Fire Department
Medical supplies are gathered by the Philadelphia Fire Department in order to prepare for the Papal visit.
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Philadelphia Fire Department
Workers pack medical supplies to be loaded into PODS and placed around the city in preparation for the Papal visit.
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