Bell Atlantic Tower
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|Bell Atlantic Tower|
|Location||1717 Arch Street
|Owner||Brandywine Realty Trust|
|Roof||739 feet (225 m)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Kling Lindquist Partnership|
The Bell Atlantic Tower is a 55-story high-rise located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Standing 739 ft (225 m) tall to its structural top, the building encloses 1,300,000 square feet (120,000 m2) of office space. The building, designed by the Philadelphia-based architecture firm Kling Lindquist, was completed in 1991.
A city ordinance declared that no building within 250 feet (76 m) of the nearby Benjamin Franklin Parkway may rise taller than 250 feet (76 m). The Bell Atlantic Tower stands at the southernmost edge of its plot. A landscaped plaza, constructed of the same red granite as the building itself, occupies the rest of the land, fulfilling a city requirement that 1% of the total budget for new building construction must go toward a work of public art.
A banquet hall, known as Top of the Tower, occupies the top floor of the building and is available for public rentals.
Although Bell Atlantic and GTE merged to become Verizon and hence the "Bell Atlantic" name no longer officially exists, the building's managers kept the original name (mainly because of the difficulties in getting all necessary parties to agree to change it).
The building has been offered for sale in the past, however, on August 5, 2010, the Bell Atlantic Tower was sold to Brandywine Realty Trust. The company has since rebranded the tower as Three Logan Square, to better identify its location near two other Brandywine-owned buildings, One and Two Logan Square.
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