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As headquarters near completion, Aramark plans to light up sign

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The sign is a symbol of the project’s milestone

The exterior of 2400 Market Street in Philadelphia. The facade is glass. There are trees in front and a body of water. There is a sign on the building that reads: Aramark. Rendering by Gensler/Varenhorst

After years of construction, the new Aramark headquarters in Center City are getting closer to completion, and they’re celebrating a major milestone along the way.

On Tuesday night, the company will light up their “star person” logo at their new headquarters located on 2400 Market Street, signifying the beginning of the end for the two-year project. The company hopes to move its 1,200 employees into the space over the next month, and they expect construction to wrap up around the spring, according to David Freireich, spokesperson for Aramark.

It’s big news for the once-vacant 650,000-square-foot building that sits between Market and Chestnut streets, on the banks of the Schuylkill River. In 2016, Aramark, an international company, announced a plan to move out of their old headquarters at 1100 Market, and tapped the empty Schuylkill banks building as their next location.

Designed by architecture firm Gensler, with Varenhorst serving as the executive architect, the plan was to redevelop the 2400 Market Street space, bringing a state-of-the-art dining facility, green space, and outdoor terraces.

Aramark employees will take up half of the space—namely, the top five floors—while the rest of the building will be occupied by other tenants like Fitler Club, and Hopsters, a Boston-based brewery.

The sign, which was taken off the old building and moved over to the new one in August, is a symbol of the work that’s been done on the international headquarters so far.

“The lighting of the familiar rooftop image represents/signifies a key milestone in Aramark’s “Move Up Market”,” said Freireich in a statement. It will be turned on at 5:20 p.m. tomorrow.

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