Comcast Technology Center
|Comcast Technology Center|
Nearing completion, November 2017
|Type||Hotel, restaurant, office, parking garage, retail, television studios|
|Location||1800 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
Liberty Property Trust
|Height||1,121 feet (342 m)|
|Floor area||1,566,000 sq ft (145,500 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Foster and Partners
|Developer||Liberty Property Trust|
|Structural engineer||Thornton Tomasetti|
The Comcast Technology Center is a skyscraper under construction in Center City, Philadelphia. The 60-floor building, with a height of 1,121 feet (342 m), is the ninth-tallest building in the United States and the tallest building outside Manhattan and Chicago. The tower is located on the southwest corner of 18th and Arch Streets, one block west of the Comcast Center, the headquarters of Comcast Corporation. A hotel—the highest in the country—and restaurant will be located on the top floors, while central floors will contain offices for Comcast software developers and engineers, and the lowest floors will have television studios and retail stores.
Design and construction
The lead architect is Foster and Partners, with Kendall/Heaton Associates the collaborating architect, and interior design by Gensler. The L.F. Driscoll Company is the construction contractor. Approximately 1.566 million rentable square feet, including 1.334 million rentable square feet of office space, 230,112 square feet of hotel space, and 2,682 rentable square feet of retail space will be created when the tower is completed.
A set of five tuned sloshing dampers containing 125,000 gallons of water are located on the 57th floor between the hotel rooms and lobby. The moving water is a counteracting force on windy days to reduce swaying of the upper part of the tower.
The building will consist primarily of office space for Comcast employees and the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, which was formerly located on Logan Circle. The hotel will be located on the 48th to 56th floors with a lobby and restaurant on the 60th floor. Accommodations will include 217 rooms with 38 of them being suites. The building will also include television studios, a retail mall, and a parking garage. The entire project contains about 1,566,000 square feet (145,500 m2). The property will be co-owned by Comcast and Liberty Property Trust, and has an estimated cost of $1.5 billion.
Comcast's NBC station WCAU (channel 10), along with Telemundo's WWSI (channel 62) have announced plans to move their studio operations and offices from Bala Cynwyd to several of the lower floors of the building.
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