The New Comcast Technology Center Will Open to the Public This Week

It's about time! Here’s what you’ll be able to see and do in the new Center City skyscraper.

Comcast Technology Center. Photo by Andreas Pavlou.

Comcast is set to officially its new technology tower to the public on Thursday. The Comcast Technology Center won’t be fully complete until next year, but the public is welcome to visit the building this week.

Visitors will get the opportunity to explore the tower’s two-story lobby that features the Vernick Coffee Bar, which Comcast CEO Brian Roberts confidently confirmed would be the best coffee bar in the city.

Comcast Technology Center lobby. Photo courtesy of Comcast.

The lobby also includes an array of real trees that bring a natural, rustic touch to ultra tech-enabled lobby. And artwork from world-renowned digital artists Jenny Holzer and sculptor Conrad Shawcross make a big statement as well as the giant Universal Studios sphere.

Holzer’s installation, which runs along the ceiling of the lobby, is called “For Philadelphia.” Her work has also appeared in exhibitions around the country and the world from 7 World Trade Center, the Venice Biennale and the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, to the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and most recently the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, according to Comcast.

Shawcross’ sculpture in the Comcast Technology Center is called “Exploded Paradigm.” Shawcross is the youngest living member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London and his “ambitious and unique style features mechanical sculptures based on scientific ideas and use a wide variety of materials and media, often working on an epic scale,” according to a statement from Comcast.

The company recently took select media on a tour of the new building and through an experience that simulated the tower’s Four Seasons Hotel, which is set to open next year. You can read more about the tower and hotel here and here.