The Comcast Innovation and Technology Center is a 59-storey, 1,121ft high mixed-use tower being developed jointly by Comcast and Liberty Property Trust. Located next to the existing Comcast Center, the Comcast Technology Center rises 1,121 feet (341 meters) as the city's tallest building. The Comcast Technology Center has been a long time coming. The building’s circulation follows a defined pattern on every floorplate – an internal ‘street’ runs along the center from the elevators to the eastern edge, where the suites are located. This ‘urban room’ combines the best elements of a lobby, a plaza and social spaces to create something completely new for residents and visitors of the city, featuring several site-specific works of art such as For Philadelphia by Jenny Holzer and Exploded Paradigm by Conrad Shawcross that animate the space. Curved corners mark every room door to enhance the impression of space – a language that continues in the interior layout of the rooms. Challenge. The Comcast Technology Center is vertically stepped, with loft-like work spaces and state-of-the-art television studios for NBC10 and Telemundo62, with a 12-story Four Seasons Hotel above. Rising up to the upper lobby level reveals The Universal Sphere™, a structure that houses a unique cinematic experience created by Steven Spielberg for all ages, exploring the power of ideas. British firm Foster + Partners recently completed work on a new supertall skyscraper in Philadelphia. Unfinished design of the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center. Greg Vernick’s restaurant, Vernick Fish, occupies the entire northern edge of the building on the ground floor, responding to the city’s active street culture. Every room has full-height glazing providing panoramic views of the city from multiple aspects, including the bathtub.”, Photography © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners, Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia images / information received 241019, Contemporary Philadelphia Architectural Projects, The Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – CHOP Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners, said: “The Comcast Technology Center brings together an unusual mixture of uses to create a new exemplar for the design of tall buildings. Located next to the existing Comcast Center, the Comcast Technology Center rises 1,121 feet (341 meters) as the city’s tallest building. Ergonomics was a key consideration in the design process – each space needed to be flexible and operational, yet beautiful. The Comcast Technology Center is a "supertall" skyscraper in Center City, Philadelphia. The building is named after its lead tenant, cable company Comcast , which makes the skyscraper its corporate headquarters. The project will be 80% owned by Comcast, while Liberty Property Trust will hold the remaining 20% interest and manage the new facility. The service core of vertical circulation is split, creating a visual axis through the building to Comcast Center and a clear orientation spine. Strips of protective blue tape still shield the facade’s metal trim, and the contractor has yet to remove the construction barriers from Arch Street. Renderings by Foster and Partners The rumors were confirmed on January 15, 2014, when NBC 10 News, now a tenant on floors 12-14, unveiled the $1.2 billion, 1,566,000-square-foot project. Comcast's NBC station WCAU (channel 10), along with Telemundo's WWSI (channel 62) announced plans to move their studio operations and offices from City Avenue, the Philadelphia-Bala Cynwyd boundary, to several of the lower floors of the building. [6] The LEED Platinum design takes advantage of the city’s pleasant climate, offering protection from the harsh winters. Located next to the existing Comcast Center, the Comcast Technology Center rises 1,121 feet (341 meters) as the city’s tallest building. In mapping out its vision for the interior design of its Technology Center, Comcast seeks to highlight local artists and give the building a look and feel that completely captures the City of Brotherly Love. At the Comcast Media and Technology Center, we use Design Innovation (DI) to discover and understand complex opportunities, … The cafes, restaurants and market stalls create a warm and welcoming experience, drawing people into the building. Reflecting Philadelphia’s great civic tradition of public spaces, the base of the building features a sheltered winter garden that foregrounds the main entrance. This is a testament to what the term collaboration means.”. 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