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Old November 27th, 2013, 11:58 AM   #561
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Yeah, DC's city government is too dumb to allow taller buildings even though demand is high. They'd much rather lose the tax revenue and let the towers get built in Virginia instead. There's a height limit change being discussed and the Feds have warmed up to a CBD outside the central core (L'Enfant City). It's just the city council now. Tysons Corner, VA is starting to crack the 500ft barrier now regardless. Maybe in 50 years in a just world

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Old December 11th, 2013, 12:28 AM   #562
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Robert A.M. Stern designed the Comcast Tower so the choice of Foster+Partners suggests a break from that form towards something more articulated. Unless these guys go crazy, it may only reach 300 meters by virtue of a crown or spire. I'm thinking this one will have no more than 1.5 million sq. ft.
I work in the Real Estate industry in Philadelphia. I was one of the ones who initially broke the news over at Skyscraperpage Forum on the new Comcast tower in Center City and the possibility of a "vertical campus."

During Comcast's 50th Anniversary celebration a few weeks ago, Comcast execs claimed they would build the most technologically advanced building in the world in Philadelphia and that Norman Foster was designing a building that would be 200-300 feet taller than Comcast Center. I guess we'll see how it all pans out.

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I see Boston, Dallas and Seatlle getting one, but DC? Seriously?
If I'm not mistaken, Boston has a 850 foot height limit due to FAA regulations.
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Old December 11th, 2013, 07:06 AM   #563
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I work in the Real Estate industry in Philadelphia. I was one of the ones who initially broke the news over at Skyscraperpage Forum on the new Comcast tower in Center City and the possibility of a "vertical campus."

During Comcast's 50th Anniversary celebration a few weeks ago, Comcast execs claimed they would build the most technologically advanced building in the world in Philadelphia and that Norman Foster was designing a building that would be 200-300 feet taller than Comcast Center. I guess we'll see how it all pans out.



If I'm not mistaken, Boston has a 850 foot height limit due to FAA regulations.
Is that all they said? Or did they have any specifics?
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Old December 11th, 2013, 12:41 PM   #564
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I work in the Real Estate industry in Philadelphia. I was one of the ones who initially broke the news over at Skyscraperpage Forum on the new Comcast tower in Center City and the possibility of a "vertical campus."

During Comcast's 50th Anniversary celebration a few weeks ago, Comcast execs claimed they would build the most technologically advanced building in the world in Philadelphia and that Norman Foster was designing a building that would be 200-300 feet taller than Comcast Center. I guess we'll see how it all pans out.
This is exciting if true!


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If I'm not mistaken, Boston has a 850 foot height limit due to FAA regulations.
It's....complicated. You have the FAA and Massport combined with the city delineating building heights depending on the runways at Boston Logan and of course, neighborhood zoning (the map is even crazier than Miami's). Mayor Menino had at one time championed a 1,010 ft. supertall downtown but relations soured with the developer who still hopes to build. We'll see if things are any easier with Marty Walsh.
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Old December 11th, 2013, 01:45 PM   #565
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That is going to be a very tall building. Looking forward to the design.
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Old December 13th, 2013, 07:09 PM   #566
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Is that all they said? Or did they have any specifics?
That's all they said. They said the development is still in very early planning stages.
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Old December 13th, 2013, 10:52 PM   #567
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A particular Renzo Piano tower had a height variance, but the recession killed it.

I really hope that this one actually happens. People are moving back into cities and Philadelphia is no exception.
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A particular Renzo Piano tower had a height variance, but the recession killed it.

I really hope that this one actually happens. People are moving back into cities and Philadelphia is no exception.
And unlike ACC, this one begins with an anchor tenant.
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Old January 5th, 2014, 07:12 AM   #569
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Comcast Announces Plans To Build Philadelphia’s Tallest Building



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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As previously speculated (see related story), Comcast today announced plans to build a second office tower in Philadelphia. This one, called the “Comcast Innovation and Technology Center,” will come with a hefty price tag: $1.2 billion.

Being billed as the tallest building in the United States outside of New York or Chicago, the new Comcast tower, at 1,121 feet, will stand 59 stories tall at 18th and Arch Streets, and will employee 20,000 people during construction, according to a company press release.

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts says the new building is being designed by famed British architect Norman Foster.

The new building, which will become home to television stations NBC 10 and Telemundo 62 (both now owned by Comcast as part of its purchase of NBC Universal) will also include a block-long lobby, and outdoor plaza, and a Four Seasons hotel in the upper floors.


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Old January 15th, 2014, 10:52 PM   #571
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Another article below

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Old January 15th, 2014, 11:22 PM   #572
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Comcast to build second, taller Phila. skyscraper


Six years after Comcast Corp. moved into the tallest U.S. skyscraper between Manhattan and Chicago, the cable-TV and Internet giant expects to break ground this summer on an even taller, more dazzling $1.2-billion tower.

The new, 1,121-foot-tall building will be located on an adjacent block on Arch Street between 18th and 19th Streets in Center City, company officials said.

One of the world's leading architects, Britain's Norman Robert Foster, has designed the trophy building with a host of innovative features. Comcast is announcing the project Wednesday afternoon.

The building will at least initially be called the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center. Its structural "core" will run the vertical length of one side of the see-through all-glass tower, instead of through its middle, like a traditional skyscraper.

There will be 13 "sky gardens," or three-story atriums, for software designers, engineers and product developers to collaborate, and the building will be topped by a blade extending about 200 feet higher than the Comcast Center.

Comcast and Liberty Property Trust, its partner, have reached an agreement to relocate the Four Seasons Hotel at Logan Square to the new tower's top floors. One entrance will be designated for the 200-room hotel and a second entrance for Comcast employees. Separate banks of elevators will service both entrances.

At 59 stories, the tower will have about 1.5-million square feet of rentable space.

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Old January 15th, 2014, 11:40 PM   #573
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Wow, i expected better from Foster
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Eerrr not so sure I like this one... better than nothing but still
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Old January 16th, 2014, 12:03 AM   #575
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Looks good for Philadelphia. But it doesn't look 340 meters, not even with the spire.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 12:05 AM   #576
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Wow, i expected better from Foster
It's going to have HUGE floorplates below the Four Seasons portion. Think NBC studios....
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Looks good for Philadelphia. But it doesn't look 340 meters, not even with the spire.
Agreed. Comcast is just below 300m if I am not mistaken. Since, in the render, the new building is positioned closer than Comcast it should definitely appear larger.

Hopefully its a very poorly done rendering and we will see a more accurate one soon.
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Agreed. Comcast is just below 300m if I am not mistaken. Since, in the render, the new building is positioned closer than Comcast it should definitely appear larger.

Hopefully its a very poorly done rendering and we will see a more accurate one soon.
The images are screenshots from a video that was released with the announcement. Better renders are coming...
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Firstly, it's an amazing news, specially as Philadelphia lost that other supertall. And it's always nice to see new skyscrapers in American cities, the birthplace of them.

Said that, I didn't like the gate/twin effect with Comcast tower at all. Also, I'm not excited about those spires just to add meters on the ads. It's like that LA's one.
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