Save the Rocky steps

Mike Kunda
Mike Kunda Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 732 Comments
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Please read - That plan, which is only optional at this point, “involves cutting a chunk of the Rocky steps so a roughly 24-foot-high window can be inserted halfway up. It would form the east wall of the new gallery and offer views of the skyline,”according to theInquirer. Inga Saffron expressed support for the option, saying “toying with the iconic steps is sure to be controversial, but the museum should be allowed one daring move.”



To be clear, this petition is against the final faze of the Philadelphia Art Museum steps, not the inside renovations.

These steps represent Hope to millions around the world.They bring people together with a shared reason to believe in themselves. To want to try. They come to these steps for many reasons; they just beat cancer or they just got married or divorced or felt the need to be surrounded by other like-minded individuals who want to try to achieve something more than what they were told they could. They understand life can be complex and brutal, yet the steps put things into perspective; you practice, you try, you learn, you achieve.

Locals and tourist alike flock to these steps daily to "prove themselves". The steps define who we are because they force us to challenge ourselves if we are willing to try and climb them.

In the words of Sylvester Stallone from the book, Rocky Stories, "When you train for Rocky, you basically train for yourself. Because we are underdogs. And there's very few things, iconic situations, that are accessible. You can't borrow Superman's cape. You can't swing a Jedi lightsaber. But the steps are there,accessible."

The steps are a true work of art that inspires it's visitors to achieve against the longest of odds.

Please, don't change them.



  • alan crum
    alan crum United States, Orlando
    Sep 24, 2017
    Sep 24, 2017
    As American and part of our culture as you can get. Please don't change them
  • Nancy VanPutte
    Nancy VanPutte United States, Fairport
    Sep 11, 2017
    Sep 11, 2017
    The Rocky Steps are an important part of history, the city of Philadelphia, and I want to run up them someday still! I grew up closer to Philly, and although I live a bit farther away, being a runner, and having trained for my 3 Marathon, it's on my bucket list to run the Rocky Step!!
  • George T  Schramm
    George T Schramm United States, Walnut Creek
    Sep 01, 2017
    Sep 01, 2017
    Horrible! American monument. Don't touch the steps!
  • Christian Gronau
    Christian Gronau United States, Las Vegas
    Aug 27, 2017
    Aug 27, 2017
    One of the most iconic symbols in America. SAVE THE ROCKY STEPS
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