Comcast Innovation and Technology Center

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Comcast Innovation and Technology Center
The Comcast Innovation and Technology Center under construction in Autumn 2015
General information
Status Under construction
Type Hotel, restaurant, office, parking garage, retail
Location 1800 Arch Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, United States
Coordinates 39°57′18″N 75°10′12″W / 39.955°N 75.170°W / 39.955; -75.170
Estimated completion Q3 2017
Cost US$1.2 billion
Owner Comcast
Liberty Property Trust
Height 1,121 feet (342 m)
Technical details
Floor count 60
Design and construction
Architect Foster and Partners[1]
Kendall/Heaton Associates
Developer Liberty Property Trust
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti[2]

Comcast Innovation and Technology Center is a building under construction in Philadelphia.[3] The 60-floor building, with a height of 1,121 feet (342 m), will be the ninth-tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (the eight taller ones are all in the United States), and the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere outside of Manhattan and Chicago (and therefore the tallest building in Pennsylvania). It is adjacent to the Comcast Center, the headquarters of Comcast Corporation.[4]

Construction began in summer 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2017.

Design and construction[edit]

The architect is Lord Norman Foster,[5][6][7] with interior design by Gensler.[8] The L.F. Driscoll Company is the construction contractor.


The view from the top will be more than 40 miles in clear weather.

The building will consist primarily of office space and the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, which was formerly nearby. [9] It will also include television studios, a retail mall, a parking garage, and a top-floor restaurant. The entire project contains over 1,500,000 square feet (140,000 m2). The property will be co-owned by Comcast and Liberty Property Trust, and has an estimated cost of $1.5 billion.

NBC10 Philadelphia and Telemundo Philadelphia announced plans to move from Bala Cynwyd to occupy the twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth floors of the building with at least three control rooms and three studios, all located on the thirteenth floor, as well as office space.[10]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Comcast Innovation and Technology Centre - Philadelphia". Foster + Partners. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Comcast Innovation and Technology Center". Thornton Tomasetti. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Kostelni, Natalie (3 July 2014). "Comcast skyscraper construction begins; new details emerge". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Hurdle, Jon (January 28, 2014). "Planned Comcast Tech Center Raises Sights in Philadelphia". Int. N. Y. Times. 
  5. ^ Fernandez, Bob (January 17, 2014). "Comcast to build second, taller Phila. skyscraper". 
  6. ^ Area Development Online News Desk (January 16, 2014). "Comcast Plans $1.2 Billion, 60-Story, Innovation And Technology Tower In Downtown Philadelphia". Area Development Online. New York, United States: Halcyon Business Publications. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ Donohue, Steve (January 15, 2014). "Comcast building $1.2B innovation and technology center in Philadelphia". FierceCable. Washington, D.C., United States: FierceMarkets. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ Kostelni, Natalie (8 September 2014). "Comcast chooses firm to design interior of new Philadelphia skyscraper". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  9. ^ McDevitt, John (5 June 2015). "Four Seasons Hotel About To Close Its Doors On Logan Circle". CBS Philadelphia. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  10. ^ Burdo, Alison (19 February 2014). "New Comcast Building a Gamechanger for NBC10 and Telemundo 62". NBCUniversal Media, LLC. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 

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Coordinates: 39°57′18″N 75°10′12″W / 39.955°N 75.170°W / 39.955; -75.170