Article source: Foster + Partners
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) announced today they will jointly develop the “Comcast Innovation and Technology Center” on the 1800 block of Arch Street in Center City Philadelphia. The proposed $1.2 billion 59-story, 1,121-foot tower will neighbor Comcast Center, Comcast Corporation’s global headquarters, and become a dedicated home for the company’s growing workforce of technologists, engineers, and software architects. The facility will also create a media center in the heart of the City by becoming home to the operations of local broadcast television stations NBC 10/WCAU and Telemundo 62/WWSI and offer space for local technology startups.
- Architects: Foster + Partners
- Project: Comcast Innovation and Technology Centre
- Location: Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
- Client: Comcast, Liberty Property Trust
- Design Team: David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, Nigel Dancey, Grant Brooker, Andy Bow, Russell Hales, James Barnes, Katy Roach, Dominik Hauser, Chris West, Chad Bishop, David Burton, Heidi Chi, William Gordon, Insub Lee, Yuan Hsin Lo, Andreas Peyerl, Alfredo Gonzalaez Pleguezuelos, Paola Nene Saktis, Eva Seo-Andersen, Rosy Subberwal, Theodoros Themistocleous, Sarah Wai, Emilio Ortiz Zaforas.
- Collaborating Architect: Kendall Heaton Associates
- Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
- Mechanical and ElectricalEngineers: Bala
- Landscape Consultant: Olin Studio
- Lighting Consultant: Susan Tillotson
- LEED Consultant: Atelier Ten
- Façade Consultant: Israel Berger + Associates
- Main Contractor: Driscoll
- Appointment: 2013
- Construction Start: 2014
- Projected Completion: 2017
- Site Area: 62,410ft² (5,797.89m²)
- Area (Gross): 1,799,244ft² (167,149m²)