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Agency Digs Pops In on Red Tettemer & Partners

This Quirky Philadelphia Shop Calls a Historic Penthouse Home

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After checking out Cramer-Krasselt's modern office space in Manhattan in our first episode of "Agency Digs," we decided to look for something completely different for episode two.

We found that at Red Tettemer & Partners' 20,000-square-foot Philadelphia office, which occupies a plush former penthouse atop the historic Pennsylvania National Bank building, adjacent to City Hall on Broad Street . The office comprises two distinct floors full of seemingly arbitrary items used as decor. The agency describes it as an evolving mash-up of funky furniture, eclectic art and found objects created by its inhabitants over the years.

Red Tettemer has occupied this prized real estate since 1997, and both floors feel like different worlds. The 24th floor, which houses the agency's creative offices, was designed to feel like a street full of shop fronts, and features a room exclusively devoted to "Rock Band" showdowns (not to mention a quirky men's restroom). The 25th floor was once the residence of John Wanamaker -- of Wanamaker's Department Store fame and famed for his "half-wasted" advertising spending quote -- and retains much of its homey trappings.

Check out the remarkable space below:

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