Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Comcast Technology Center wins global ULI award

Natalie Kostelni Reporter Philadelphia Business Journal

Comcast Technology Center was a recipient of this year’s Urban Land Institute’s annual Global Awards for Excellence, which is considered one of the development industry’s most prestigious awards programs.

The building at 1800 Arch St. in Philadelphia was among 11 projects from across the globe to be recognized this year. The competition consisted of seven developments in the United States, three in Asia and one in Europe. A diverse international panel from different disciplines judged the nominations. Locally, Antonio Fiol-Silva, founding principal, SITIO Architecture and Urbanism, a Philadelphia firm, served as a judge.

 Each of the winners “demonstrates a comprehensive level of quality and a forward-looking approach to development and design,” according to ULI.

Comcast Technology Center also wont the local ULI Philadelphia Rouse Award. The building was developed by Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LPT) and designed by Foster and Partners for Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) The $1.5 billion mixed-use projects totals 1.2 million square feet and stands 60 stories. Comcast houses 4,000 employees in the tower. In addition to the office space, the building has a Four Seasons Hotel with 219 rooms and 15,000 square feet of meeting space as well as two restaurants: Vernick Fish and Jean-Georges.
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