William Penn's original 1682 plan for Philadelphia centered around five public squares. With this design, he aimed to create an inclusive and prosperous society. Rittenhouse, Logan, Franklin, and Washington Squares compromise four of Penn's five original squares.
The fifth square is now home to City Hall and Dilworth Park. It is the functional and symbolic intersection of local government and public space, and virtually every artery of our public transportation network runs through it. The fifth square is the very heart of our great city. We chose this name for our PAC in order to inspire ourselves and others to live up to William Penn's vision for our great city.