The good folk at Philly Skyline would have a field day with this one.
They’re presently out of town so we’re going to have to go ahead and point out the AP’s rather egregious error ourselves.
In an article published Friday, running flush next to the headline, “Philly tourism officials try to shake blue-collar image,” the above photo of the Philadelphia skyline appeared.
Thing is — it’s a bit outdated. Like, by two decades. And not on purpose.
The photo shows the city in the 1988 or 89, after the completion of One Liberty Place and One Commerce Square, with the Bell Atlantic Tower under construction in the background.
The mind baffles.
You’d think the AP, in their vast network of resources, would have a more recent shot of Philadelphia. Or, perhaps, the editor was simply feeling a little ironic.
Whatever the case, for those that are indeed interested in a updated image of Philadelphia, see the appended image, via the accomplished local Flickr user Fen Branklin.
Philly tourism officials try to shake blue-collar image… and we’ll be damned if we sit idly by and let them shake shit [ AP via USA Today ]
Yr City's a Sucker by LCD Soundsystem [ Hype Machine ]
[ Photo via Flickr user Fen Branklin ]