Monthly Archives: January 2008

From Musket Balls to Basketballs- The Sparks Shot Tower

  Perhaps it is still standing because it would cost too much to demolish. The Sparks Shot Tower – for many years the tallest structure in Philadelphia – is now part of a city recreation center. Instead of making tons of musket balls, birdshot and bullets, the 142-foot tower looms above an indoor basketball court. The Sparks […]
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