Morning Headlines: New Comcast Tower Requires the Largest Concrete Pour In Philly’s History

Pouring starts at midnight.

Rendering of Comcast Technology and Innovation Center via NBC10.

Rendering of Comcast Technology and Innovation Center via NBC10.

The Comcast Innovation and Technology Center will hold two titles when it’s completed: Philadelphia’s tallest skyscraper and largest concrete pour. According to the Inquirer’s Bob Fernandez, contractors are set to pour “400 truckloads of concrete” for the skyscraper’s foundation mat, “one of the largest concrete pours in city history” per city officials.

Fernandez reports the 1800 block of Arch will be closed during the pour, which will start at midnight tonight and end Saturday at 5:00pm. The foundation mat will be attached to city bedrock and weight up to 15 million pounds.

Rain or shine,’ concrete will pour in Center City [Inquirer]

Meanwhile, in other news…

PCPC approves Piazza garage in NoLibs [PlanPhilly]

Is proposed velodrome just another public-land grab? [Changing Skyline]

Boyd Theatre, Uniqlo properties on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia trade [Business Journal]

West Philly artist keeps studio as city drops plan to seize it for grocery store development [NewsWorks]

Newtown Township Supervisors approve final land development plan for new Meglio Pizzeria on Sycamore Street [Bucks Local]