With less than 200 feet to go, the 60-story Comcast Technology Center is so close to reaching the major construction milestone of topping off.
“There are over 150 feet of structure remaining to be put into place,” John Gattuso, senior vice president and regional director for Liberty Property Trust, confirmed to Curbed Philly in an e-mail.
“As work continues over the coming months, we will pinpoint a date for topping off."
Billy Penn first reported the news, saying that the $1.2 billion tower is three floors away from topping off. It comes just a couple of weeks after Comcast and Liberty Property Trust revealed new renderings and details about the Four Seasons Hotel, which will set up shop on the upper levels of the tower and is slated to be the tallest hotel in the country.
At 1,121 feet, the Foster+Partners-designed tower will become the tallest building in Philadelphia, the state of Pennsylvania, and outside of New York and Chicago. It broke ground in 2014 and has been on the rise ever since. Barring a minor delay regarding a union strike earlier this summer, construction has moved along swiftly, although the original timeline called for a fall 2017 completion.