With $1.5 Billion Price Tag, Comcast Technology Center Takes City to New Heights

Ken Knickerbocker
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The new Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia is taking the city to new heights, while redefining the East Coast’s dedication to tech, writes Fabiola Cineas for Philadelphia magazine.

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts recently led a walk-through for the press, presenting the $1.5 billion space for the first time.

The lobby looks like an entrance to the future. In addition to the ceiling display of digital word art by Jenny Holzer, the exploded paradigm sculpture by Conrad Shawcross is the centerpiece of the lower lobby.

The second level features the Vernick Coffee Bar, which Roberts claims will be “the finest coffee bar in the city.”

There are also no offices in the building. Instead, there are many open areas with around 330 huddle spaces and conference rooms. The building is backed by a powerful technology network, with Internet speed of 500 gigabits per second with more than 1,100 wireless access points.

Also, every single desk in the new building can be moved up and down, so if employees want a standing desk, they can have one in seconds.

Read more about the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia magazine by clicking here

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