Comcast's Future Technology Hub On the Rise in Philadelphia
Announced in January of 2014, the "Comcast Innovation and Technology Center" (CITC), located on the 1800 block of Arch Street in Center City Philadelphia, is a $1.5 billion, 60-story tower neighboring the Comcast Center, Comcast Corporation’s global headquarters.
CITC will become the dedicated home for the company’s growing workforce of technologists, engineers, and software architects. The facility will also create a media center in the heart of the city by becoming home to the operations of local broadcast television stations NBC 10/WCAU and Telemundo 62/WWSI and offer incubator space for local technology startups.
Designed by world-renowned architect Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, the glass and stainless steel tower will complement Comcast Center as a new energetic dimension to Center City. The project will include a new Four Seasons hotel and a soaring, block-long lobby with a glass-enclosed indoor plaza accompaniment to Comcast Center’s existing, dynamic outdoor plaza. The lobby will feature a restaurant and a new concourse will provide direct connections with SEPTA’s Suburban Station, enhancing accessibility and providing new options for commuters. The mixed-use tower is expected to be the tallest building in the United States outside of New York and Chicago and will be the largest private development project in the history of Pennsylvania.
Groundbreaking occurred in the summer of 2014. The tower is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018. Click here for more information on CITC.