Philadelphia Mayor Rappels Off High-Rise

By Dan Stamm
|  Saturday, Oct 19, 2013  |  Updated 7:47 AM PDT
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Watch as Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter rappels from a building in Center City.

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Watch as Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter rappels from a building in Center City.

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Mayor Michael Nutter took the plunge today -- off the side of a Philadelphia skyscraper.

Nutter joined more than 100 others including various other local dignitaries and celebrities as they rappelled off the side One Logan Square along the Ben Franklin Parkway in Center City just after 11:30 a.m. Friday  to raise money for a local charity.

Nutter’s drop from the 31-story high-rise was part of Outward Bound Philadelphia’s “Building Adventure” fundraiser. Proceeds from the event helped support Philadelphia school programs, according to organizers.

The event, which also features descents by former Flyer Ed Hospodar and state Sen. Vincent Hughes, comes a day after Nutter announced that the city’s crowdfunding goal of $500,000 for school supplies was reached.

During his plunge Nutter at times would just hang there -- seemingly taking it all in. 

Participants in the event had to raise at least $2,000 each for the charity, according to organizers.

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