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Directions to the DRL observatory

The campus observatory is located on the roof of the David Rittenhouse Laboratory, on the corner of 33rd St. and Walnut St. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. More detaileddirections can be found here. Limited street parking is available on 33rd Street in front of the building. There are also pay lots nearby.

Enter the building through the main entrance on 33rd st. Once you have entered DRL, proceed forward to the main staircase (red railing). Climb these stairs to the 4th floor. Exit the stairwell and turn left. At the first corridor, turn left. At the end of this corridor, there is a door to another stairwell. Enter and proceed up the stairs to the observatory door.