Comcast Innovation and Technology Center

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Comcast Innovation and Technology Center
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 Q1 2018
Cost US$1.2 billion
Owner Comcast, Liberty Property Trust
Height 1,121 feet (342 m)
Technical details
Floor count 59
Design and construction
Architect Lord Norman Foster
Developer Liberty Property Trust

Comcast Innovation and Technology Center is a skyscraper under construction in Philadelphia.[1] The 59 floor building, with a height of 1,121 feet (342 m), will be the eighth-tallest building in the U.S., and the tallest building in the U.S. outside of Manhattan and Chicago (and therefore the tallest building in Pennsylvania). It will be adjacent to the Comcast Center, the headquarters of Comcast.[2]

Design[edit]

The architect is Lord Norman Foster,[3][4][5] with interior design by Gensler.[6]

Use[edit]

On a clear day from the top roof an individual will be able to see 80 miles. It would consist primarily of office and hotel space but would also include at least three TV studios, a retail mall, a parking garage on the lower levels, and a top-floor restaurant. The entire project consists of 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 $1.2 billion.

It was also announced that NBC10 Philadelphia and Telemundo Philadelphia will move from Bala Cynwyd to occupy floors and three television studios in the building.[7]

Floors[edit]

6–8: NBC10 and Telemundo62[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kostelni, Natalie (3 July 2014). "Comcast skyscraper construction begins; new details emerge". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Hurdle, Jon (January 28, 2014). "Planned Comcast Tech Center Raises Sights in Philadelphia". Int. N. Y. Times. 
  3. ^ Fernandez, Bob (January 17, 2014). "Comcast to build second, taller Phila. skyscraper". Philly.com. 
  4. ^ Area Development Online News Desk (January 16, 2014). "Comcast Plans $1.2 Billion, 59-Story, Innovation And Technology Tower In Downtown Philadelphia". Area Development Online. New York, United States: Halcyon Business Publications. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Kostelni, Natalie (8 September 2014). "Comcast chooses firm to design interior of new Philadelphia skyscraper". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Burdo, Alison (19 February 2014). "New Comcast Building a Gamechanger for NBC10 and Telemundo 62". NBC10.com (NBCUniversal Media, LLC.). Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Burdo, Alison (February 19, 2014). "New Comcast Building a Gamechanger for NBC10 and Telemundo 62". NBC10.com. Pennsylvania, United States: WCAU. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 

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