Construction Update: Comcast Innovation and Technology Center

East facade from John F. Kennedy Boulevard.

Construction is wrapping up at the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, a 1,118 foot tall mixed-use tower in Philadelphia's Center City neighborhood. Designed by Foster + Partners, the tower takes the title of the city's tallest and will house NBC studios at the base, office space above, and a Four Seasons hotel at the top twelve floors.

Southeast corner of the podium.

The tower is designed for LEED Platinum and features thirteen three-storey sky gardens rising up the eastern facade. The top of the tower is marked by a spire of illuminated glass blades extending 125 feet above the final floor.

Close-up of the southeast corner of the podium.

Looking up at the east facade from North 18th Street.

Close-up of the southeast tower facade.

Looking up at the west facade from North 19th Street.

Southwest corner of the podium.

Close-up of the west tower facade.

Looking up at the north facade.

Close-up of the north tower facade (right) and the west facade of the Comcast Tower (left).

Southwest corner of the tower on the Philadelphia skyline.

Close-up of the tower spire.

Close-up of the northwest corner of the tower.

Northwest corner of the tower from North 20th Street and Cherry Street.

 West facade at sunset from the Schuylkill River waterfront.

West facade at sunset from the Schuylkill River waterfront.

Close-up of the west tower facade at sunset.

Architect: Foster + Partners with Kendall Heaton; Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti; Landscape Architect: Olin Studio; Client: Liberty Property 18th & Arch LP; Program: Healthcare; Location: Philadelphia, PA; Completion: 2018.