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Old Posted Jan 15, 2014, 8:54 PM
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PHILADELPHIA | Comcast Technology Center | 1,121 FT | 60 FLOORS

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Liberty Property Trust and Comcast Corp. will construct a new $1.2 billion skyscraper on a surface parking lot at 18th and Arch streets in Center City amid the cable giant’s plans to add 1,500 new jobs.
http://corporate.comcast.com/news-in...-press-release

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http://corporate.comcast.com/media-center/citc-updates

The Comcast Innovation and Technology Center
The Comcast Innovation and Technology Center will be a $1.2 billion world-class, state-of-the-art facility along the 1800 block of Arch Street. It will complement Comcast Corporation’s global headquarters, the Comcast Center, and expand the Comcast vertical campus in Center City.

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•1800 Arch Street Developer
•Liberty Property Trust Owner
•A joint venture between Comcast Corporation and Liberty Property Trust

Design Architect
•Lord Norman Foster, Foster + Partners Architect of Record
•Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc.

General Contractor
•L.F. Driscoll Co.

Development
•1,121 feet tall
•60-story tower
•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
•Featuring 200+ room luxury Four Seasons hotel with world-class spa, fitness, event and meeting facilities
•Exciting new restaurant located on the top floor of the building, offering spectacular 360 degree of the city
•Media center in the heart of the City, featuring the studio and office operations of NBC 10/WCAU and Telemundo 62/WWSI
•State-of-the-art incubator space for local technology start ups
•Creation of an extended commuter concourse connected underground to Comcast Center and Suburban Station
•Constructed of stainless steel and glass façade
•Designed to attain LEED® Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council
•Comparable rental rates to existing Trophy Class buildings in Philadelphia, including the Comcast Center

Timeline
•Ground breaking anticipated Summer 2014
•Project completion anticipated Q4 2017

Total Project Cost
•$1.2 billion in total
•$40 million in Commonwealth and City support to defray the cost of public infrastructure improvements. No government dollars will be used to support the office and hotel components of this project.















Photo Credits:http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/gallery?...394704&photo=1 / Comcast
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2014, 9:00 PM
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hmmm great news ,i think its missing something idk what though,maybe more height to the roof?
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hmmm great news ,i think its missing something idk what though,maybe more height to the roof?
That building is impressive.
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Was the first comcast tower not ugly enough?
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Was the first comcast tower not ugly enough?
The original Comcast tower is great imo. This.... It looks a bit clunky and awkward.
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was the first comcast tower not ugly enough?
lmfao
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lmfao
^^Dude pulls a quote from page 1 - so jan 2014, lame! it wasnt funny then or now.

This is a Lord Norman Foster building - respect, son.
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^^Dude pulls a quote from page 1 - so jan 2014, lame! it wasnt funny then or now.

This is a Lord Norman Foster building - respect, son.
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^^Dude pulls a quote from page 1 - so jan 2014, lame! it wasnt funny then or now.

This is a Lord Norman Foster building - respect, son.
I agree, not funny at all!
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this building isn't ugly by any means (imo) - that argument i don't understand

i do understand the roof height deal though but that's been done to death

let's wait for the FINISHED product!!!
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2014, 9:03 PM
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Also a video press release on the comcast corporate website:

http://corporate.comcast.com/news-in...-press-release
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Reminds me of NBC tower in Chicago a bit. Goes with the media theme I guess.


http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/Bu...etail/1042.php

I like the way the spire is integrated into the design and doesn't feel tacked-on.
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Reminds me of NBC tower in Chicago a bit. Goes with the media theme I guess.


http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/Bu...etail/1042.php

I like the way the spire is integrated into the design and doesn't feel tacked-on.
OK, that explains the new tower's exterior design - it's got to be a reference to the NBC Tower.

I love the 975' Comcast Center and had high hopes for the design of this long-rumored new tower. The proposed tower is fine in and of itself (and the interior looks fantastic), but I'm disappointed with its integration into the city skyline.

Having a similar roof height right next to the Comcast Center is a big mistake in my opinion; it should have been 1,121 feet to the ROOF, and having a 2nd setback with the spire extending up to the 1,200 or 1,300 mark would have looked better.
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^yeah ,and the original comcast center was better,this one needs something more to it.
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This Building will defiantly have a two face syndrome to it, I love the skinny side, but the other side is decent looking not as good.
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I love the height and the jobs this will bring to the city. I hope the design changes though. It's pretty ugly.
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I love the height and the jobs this will bring to the city. I hope the design changes though. It's pretty ugly.
I wish the roof height was taller. Not digging the blade as the defining height factor. It loos like CC roof height might be taller.

There is still time to make adjustments I hope, but Comcast and Foster were very detailed on this project.

The positive is this building will def. be built and it will start soon.
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Am curious on how this will be illuminated


The spire seems like it would lend itself to something but not sure what

Also imagine the larger floor hieghts will illuminate like the top of the current CC
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I love the height and the jobs this will bring to the city. I hope the design changes though. It's pretty ugly.
Summer! Et tu brute!?

The staunch defender of all Philadelphia buildings--most of which are so ugly I wouldn't wish them on my enemy's hometown--and here, in the presence of Lord Foster, and a building with so much textural nuance that it may not be till 2017 till we fully understand its complexity---this, this building, somehow doesn't pass muster in your eyes?
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Summer! Et tu brute!?

The staunch defender of all Philadelphia buildings--most of which are so ugly I wouldn't wish them on my enemy's hometown--and here, in the presence of Lord Foster, and a building with so much textural nuance that it may not be till 2017 till we fully understand its complexity---this, this building, somehow doesn't pass muster in your eyes?
The more I look at this the more I like it

It is very industrial with a strong tie to media and to art decco

will be interesting to see how the cladding comes but this could have the opportunity to have the industrial staying power of the Hancock Building in Chicago with a strong touch of Rockefeller not yet mentioned in the setbacks
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