The Taking of One Liberty Place
The Taking of One Liberty Place documents the October 1, 1987 sit-in and occupation of Philadelphia’s newest and largest office building, One Liberty Place. Members of the National Homeless Union chose this building as a symbol of misplaced corporate and government priorities. They asked why so many remain homeless when so many resources are funneled into developing a sterile urban skyline. Protestors took over the lobby of One Liberty Place in order to bring developer Willard Rouse to the negotiating table.