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.
Aramark Tower is located in Philadelphia
Aramark Tower
Location within Philadelphia
Aramark Tower is located in Pennsylvania
Aramark Tower
Aramark Tower (Pennsylvania)
Aramark Tower is located in the US
Aramark Tower
Aramark Tower (the US)
General information
Location1101 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Coordinates39°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
Roof412 ft (126 m)
Technical details
Floor count32
Design and construction
ArchitectBLT Architects
DeveloperThe Girard Estate

Aramark Tower, formerly known as One Reading Center, is a high-rise office building located at 1101 Market Street 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.

In 2018, Aramark will vacate the building when the company relocates its headquarters to 2400 Market Street.[2] In its place, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health will become the primary tenant.[3] Thomas Jefferson University plans to occupy 14 floors of the 32 story building, which will be renamed Jefferson Tower.[4]

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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
  2. ^ Adelman, Jacob (2016-09-13). "Aramark's departure will deal a glancing blow to Market East". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
  3. ^ "Aramark building to trumpet a new name on top: Jefferson". Retrieved 2017-12-16.
  4. ^ "Aramark building to trumpet a new name on top: Jefferson". Retrieved 2017-12-16.

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