1. Launch new Philly Skyline. 2. Comcast transform Philly Skyline. 3. ???? 4. PROFIT.
That’s some news, isn’t it? Ladies and gentlemen, the 1,121′ Comcast Technology & Innovation Center, by Lord Norman Foster. More images and info and analysis coming soon, but on the quick tip …
- It looks like the love child of Foster’s Commerzbank building in Frankfurt and Mandeville Place.
- Two months ago, the President of the United States partied at David Cohen’s house; two weeks ago Comcast SportsNet signed a massive long term deal to remain the Phillies’ primary TV provider; yesterday, a federal appeals court overturned Net Neutrality, giving content control to providers like Comcast; and today, Comcast announced, through the local affiliate of the television network they own, that they’re going to be the tallest on the skyline — again. Oh, and they’re the largest media and communications company in the world. Even Milhouse would agree that things are comin’ up Comcast.
- The Four Seasons will relocate from a block away on Logan Square to the top 13 floors of the CTIC. (Are we calling it the CTIC yet? “CTIC.” “City I see.” Will it still be called CTIC by the time it opens?) And with the hotel, they’ll bring a new restaurant to the top of the building that will be open to the public. Remember when American Commerce Center was going to have an observation deck? Well, we’re getting it, it’ll just cost a $80 steak à la carte. It’ll probably be worth it, though, for a view a thousand feet up.
- 59 stories, 1,121′. NBC 10 and Telemundo studios relocated from City Line Ave. Underground concourse extended (first proposed as part of American Commerce Center) to building.
- Whoa. CTIC. Comcast. Foster. Liberty Property Trust. Major.
- New Philly Skyline.
Oh — and don’t forget: Philly Skyline I covered the construction of Comcast Center I from start to finish. Relive the Comcastic glory HERE.