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'Redefining the skyline'

- Last modified: January 16, 2014 at 11:29 AM

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An article posted in the Philadelphia Business Journal shows plans for Liberty Property Trust and Comcast Corp. to build a $1.2 billion skyscraper in Center City Philadelphia. The structure, as with the existing Comcast Center, will “redefine the skyline,” according to the article.

You can read the complete article here…

http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/blog/real-estate/2014/01/comcast-liberty-property-to-construct.html?ana=e_phil_bn

"The new tower will have 59 stories and stand 1,121 feet, which will make it the tallest building in the United States outside of New York City and Chicago," the article said.

Last year, a developer proposed a 33-story tower at 90 S. Ninth St. in Downtown Allentown, just blocks from the new ice hockey arena that is being built. Dubbed the Landmark Tower, this project would be a mixture of office, retail and residential uses. Bruce Loch, the developer, said he is still negotiating leases for tenants and has none signed yet, but construction could start in the fall.

If it gets built, the Landmark Tower would be taller than the PPL Building (322 feet) and Martin Tower (330 feet) in Bethlehem, the highest buildings in the Lehigh Valley.

But to catch up to the Philly skyscraper, there's more than a little bit of adding to do.

Brian Pedersen

Brian Pedersen

Reporter Brian Pedersen covers construction, development, warehousing and real estate and keeps you up to date on the changing landscape of our community. He can be reached at brianp@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 108. Follow him on Twitter @BrianLehigh.

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