Aramark Tower

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Aramark Tower
Aramark Tower Philadelphia.JPG
Aramark Tower as viewed from the intersection Market and 8th streets before the new logo was placed.
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 1101 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 39°57′08″N 75°09′31″W / 39.9521°N 75.1585°W / 39.9521; -75.1585Coordinates: 39°57′08″N 75°09′31″W / 39.9521°N 75.1585°W / 39.9521; -75.1585
Opening 1984
Height
Roof 412 ft (126 m)
Technical details
Floor count 32
Design and construction
Architect BLT Architects
Developer The Girard Estate

Aramark Tower, formerly known as One Reading Center, is a high-rise office building located in the Center City section of Philadelphia. The building stands 412 feet (126 meters) tall with 32 floors and is currently the 26th-tallest building in the city.

The building was originally conceived by the Reading Company while in a state of bankruptcy as a way to capitalize on its real estate holdings in Center City. Reading was granted development rights for the building along with a large parking complex in exchange for granting the city easements for developing the Jefferson Station (then Market East Station) entrance in the ground floor of the adjacent Reading Terminal.[1] Construction soon began and the building was completed in 1984. The building was designed by Bower Lewis Thrower (BLT) Architects of Philadelphia. Aramark Tower currently serves as the world headquarters for the Aramark Corporation.

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  1. ^ O'Neil, David K., Reading Terminal Market: an Illustrated History,p27, Camino Books Inc. Philadelphia, 2004. ISBN 0-940159-78-3

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