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Cracks found in Comcast Technology Center not ‘catastrophic’

Nothing to see here, the developer says

Photo by Beau Rosario for Philamedia Co.

The last update we heard about the Comcast Technology Center was that it had a bit more than 150 feet of structure left to build before topping off. But after a recent inspection, crews have discovered potentially dozens of cracks in parts of the steel structure.

It sounds bad, but it’s nothing really to worry about, Liberty Property Trust’s John Gattuso told the Inquirer. “It’s not a catastrophic issue,” he said.

The developer said a recent inspection identified 35 to 40 possible instances of cracks in a two-story steel frame that will house the 60-story tower’s mechanical systems. This cracking can happen, and it’s easily fixed, Gattuso assured.

It also shouldn’t delay construction on the building, which is set to open next year as the tallest tower in Philly and outside of New York and Chicago.

Inspections and subsequent repairs will take another month.

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