Comcast Technology Center

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Comcast Technology Center
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The Comcast Technology Center under construction in December 2016
General information
Status Under construction
Type Hotel, restaurant, office, parking garage, retail, television studios
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 2018
Cost US$1.5 billion
Owner Comcast
Liberty Property Trust
Height 1,121 feet (342 m)
Technical details
Floor count 60
Floor area 1,329,989 sq ft (123,560.0 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Foster and Partners[1]
Kendall/Heaton Associates
Developer Liberty Property Trust
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti[2]

The Comcast Technology Center is a building under construction in Philadelphia. [4] [5] 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.[6]

Construction began in summer 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2018.

Design and construction[edit]

The architect is Lord Norman Foster,[7][8][9] with interior design by Gensler.[10] The L.F. Driscoll Company is the construction contractor. Approximately 1.7 million rentable square feet, including 1.33 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.


The view from the top will be more than 40 miles (60 kilometers) in clear weather.

The building will consist primarily of office space and the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, which was formerly nearby.[11] 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.

Comcast's NBC station WCAU (channel 10), along with Telemundo's WWSI (channel 62) have 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.[12]


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. ^ "Comcast Technology Center". CTBUH Skyscraper Database. 
  4. ^ Adelman, Jacob (17 November 2016). "Big tower, shorter name: Comcast cuts 'innovation' from high-rise's moniker". Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Kostelni, Natalie (3 July 2014). "Comcast skyscraper construction begins; new details emerge". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Hurdle, Jon (January 28, 2014). "Planned Comcast Tech Center Raises Sights in Philadelphia". Int. N. Y. Times. 
  7. ^ Fernandez, Bob (January 17, 2014). "Comcast to build second, taller Phila. skyscraper". 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ Kostelni, Natalie (8 September 2014). "Comcast chooses firm to design interior of new Philadelphia skyscraper". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  11. ^ McDevitt, John (5 June 2015). "Four Seasons Hotel About To Close Its Doors On Logan Circle". CBS Philadelphia. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  12. ^ 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