PECO Building

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PECO Building
PECO Building cropped.jpg
PECO Building the day after the new crown lights were activated.
General information
Type office
Location 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 39°57′16″N 75°10′43″W / 39.9545°N 75.1787°W / 39.9545; -75.1787Coordinates: 39°57′16″N 75°10′43″W / 39.9545°N 75.1787°W / 39.9545; -75.1787
Construction started 1916
Completed 1970
Height
Roof 384 ft (117 m)
Technical details
Floor count 29
Design and construction
Architect Harbeson, Hough, Livingston & Larson

The PECO Building is a modernist office highrise in Center City Philadelphia. The building gets its name from PECO (Philadelphia Electric Company), one of the companies that merged to form Exelon Corporation. The building lies adjacent to the Schuylkill River and has the address of 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

The North building has a height of 96 feet and a length of 380 feet and a width of 196 feet. The south has a height of 384 feet and a length of 165 and a width of 67 feet. The North building was built in 1916 and the South building was completed in 1970. The PECO Building is notable for its electronic display, which displays the time, temperature, news, and a variety of other community messages in amber-colored scrolling text around the top of the building. At midnight on January 1, 2009 the lights were shut down and replaced with a more energy efficient and more colorful LED-based system which went live on July 4, 2009.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katz, Matt (December 24, 2008). "Peco to revamp tower message board". Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on December 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-24.