BREAKING: Norman Foster to Design New Comcast Building

449px-Comcast_PhillyRumors have been mounting lately that Liberty Property Trust has something big and Comcast-related planned for its space at 18th and Arch. And now Hidden City is reporting that whatever Liberty’s plans are, they will involve a design by world-renowned Foster + Partners.

Even if you’re not familiar with the Pritzker Prize-winning, London-based architects, you’ve probably ogled some of their work. The famous London “gherkin” is a good example. As is France’s enormous Millau Viaduct. In other words, this is pretty big news for our future skyline.

Liberty’s past projects have included One Liberty Place as well as the first Comcast Center, so we know they like breaking records. For now, no one at Liberty is saying a word and neither are representatives from Foster. Stay tuned to see how this develops, and head over to Hidden City to check out some original renderings for the lots surrounding the Comcast Center. Remember the American Commerce Center?

A Foster for Philadelphia [Hidden City]