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Old October 24th, 2005, 06:24 AM   #1
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PHILADEPHIA | Comcast Center | 297m | 975ft | 72 fl | Com

Name: Comcast Center
Address: 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Height: 297 metres
Floors: 72
Floor to Floor Height: 4.57m
Architect: Robert A.M. Stern

When completed in 2007 Comcast Center will eclipse One Liberty Place as the tallest building in Philadelphia and also the tallest building between New York and Chicago.





Latest construction photos

by nimrod (SSP) - 15th October


by MJPhilly (SSP) - 10th October
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Old October 24th, 2005, 06:26 AM   #2
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This one is surely fast.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 06:49 AM   #3
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Yeah thats fast!
Also i really love the building looks.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 06:50 AM   #4
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Comcast Center, this ain't Canada
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Old October 24th, 2005, 07:05 AM   #5
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lol, sorry. That's what you get when an Australian makes the thread. Maybe I should also mention that it's 975ft, for those who live in countries where the metric system is considered a tool of the devil
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Old October 24th, 2005, 07:06 AM   #6
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Old October 24th, 2005, 08:40 AM   #7
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looks like something out of metropolis.

i think it adds well to the skyline.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 12:06 PM   #8
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Yes, this will be a cool building for Philadelphia,
To me the most interesting aspect of skyscraper construction is the structural system, and how it ties into the foundation.
This building seems to be longer and more narrow than the renderings depict. Also the foundation mat, does not look as large as the building footprint, (however it looks like the soil is undisturbed a few feet out from the mat and recompacting of the soil around the mat has started, it's possible that perimiter footings will go in as the parking levels rise.) from what i can see here, the core looks to be poured in place concrete sheer walls, i can't see anything that indicates a transition to structural steel at this point, or possible outrigger footings tied to the mat.
this tower has the nononsense, corperate look that i like to see in a tall building, and as Philadelphia's tallest, it will make a great skyline statement, and fit well in the city that is also home to Americas first international style skyscraper, the PSFS building
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Old October 24th, 2005, 01:31 PM   #9
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Yes this will be a substantial addition to Philly. I quite like the apparent simplicity in its design, which I think gives it a sense of elegance as does the glazing. It will add a bit more oomph to the skyline which is always a good thing. I love Philly's architecture both the old and the new. Will be a keen observer of this one. Cheers.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 05:52 PM   #10
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Can't wait for it to start rising. Thanx for starting the thread...
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Old October 24th, 2005, 06:12 PM   #11
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Yeah I've seen this construction in June this year. It's a great addition for Philly! And my better design then all thos post modern towers!
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Old October 24th, 2005, 06:33 PM   #12
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BUILD IT PHILLY!

great photo that shows u where the comcast tower will be

Photo found @ http://phillyskyline.com/
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Old October 24th, 2005, 07:07 PM   #13
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A typical american skraper, fits well into skyline!
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Old October 24th, 2005, 07:11 PM   #14
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Wow! This will be truly a great addition to the Philadelphia skyline as 1 & 2 Liberty Place, Mellon Bank Center & Bell Atlantic Tower have already proved to be so.

Wow again. Comcast Center will truly be a great tower. The above renders are just superb.

To see more renders & infomation of Comcast go to both Comcast Center & Comcast Center 2

BTW In the initial post by Oriolus of the latest construction photos by nimrod (SSP) - on 15th October of it's foundations are great. It is now just over week later since nimrod posted those foundation pics and we anticipate further pics by him of the growing foundations and its above ground construction.

All is good

Go Philly!!

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Old October 24th, 2005, 08:44 PM   #15
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I have some recent shots of the Comcast Ctr on SSP, and its foundations are being filled in.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 08:56 PM   #16
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the work is progressing at quite a rapid pace. 2007 looks to me to be a pretty tight deadline, but hey, its Comcast country.

Go eagles.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 09:27 PM   #17
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Swweeeet thread... Can't wait till this baby gets up off the ground. It gonna be amazing in person.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #18
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Isn't Bank of America in Atlanta taller, though? excellent building though.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 10:12 PM   #19
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It will fit very well in Philly.The base could be better though.
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Old October 25th, 2005, 12:40 AM   #20
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This tower is really going to be something special.
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