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Spotted: A giant TV showing Eagles football in new giant Comcast skyscraper

Jan 16, 2014, 11:41 AM EDT

source:  It’s not everyday that news hits of the tallest building ever in your city is going to be built. That’s what happened yesterday when Comcast announced plans for the tallest building in the United States outside of New York in Chicago, which they’re calling the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center.

Other than drastically altering the skyline for those simply walking around or passing through Philadelphia, what does one of the world’s largest skyscrapers mean for the general public? Well, we know there will be a new restaurant at the very top of the tower that anyone can go to and shell out for a nice dinner or some cocktails to enjoy the probably ridiculous views of the city.

And when watching the intro video by the architects who designed the building, a scene of a large group of people watching footage of an Eagles game obviously caught my eye.

It’s not clear from the video if this will be a public space or inside one of the private offices, and our quick glance over some of the official documents didn’t reveal much, but there can never be enough spaces in Philly to watch a big game in a unique setting surrounded by hundreds or thousands of fellow diehard fans. And who knows, this could just be some fantasy rendering that never comes to fruition.

I can picture conversations from the future:

“Yeah, man. I was at Citizens Bank Park for game 6 of the 2021 World Series when Biddle threw the no-hitter, where were you?”

“I was on the 54th floor of the Comcast skyscraper watching on that giant TV. Good thing they won or I may have jumped.”

  1. Mr. McNugget - Jan 16, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    I don’t get it… are those slides going from the third floor down to the main floor in the picture?

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    • TartanSixNine - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:48 PM

      Apparently it’s the new “thing” for hip tech companies to have

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  2. willh888 - Jan 16, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    “I was on the 54th floor of the Comcast skyscraper watching on that giant TV. Good thing they won or I may have jumped.”

    Way to miss game 7

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  3. Rich Milkman - Jan 16, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    This is being entirely funded by people who get suckered into the Triple Play

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  4. Loke - Jan 16, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Lets just hope Comcrap isn’t in charge of the technology that builds this sucker since they can’t even get a cable box activation right. I really find this just sickening. If it wasn’t for all of the local municipalities that are in bed with Comcrap for the financial kickbacks Comcrap would have some competition and we could have better rates and several smaller sky scrapers.

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  5. willh888 - Jan 16, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Where can I get one of those backwards Westbrook jerseys featured in the top pic

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    • The Mic - Jan 16, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      Dude probably spilled his wiz on the front, flipped it inside out to hide the stain and now looks like an even bigger idiot.

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  6. psudrozz - Jan 16, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    a stunning building.

    this city can still do great things.

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  7. Steve Dore - Jan 16, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Finally, the chance to see the Sixers play in a big game.

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  8. death from above - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Glad to see a basic monopoly spending its profits wisely and for the good of the people…too bad they don’t see fit to kick back the hundreds of millions the building will cost to the poor bastards who have their over priced service.

    It’ll look cool though…

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  9. BenE. - Jan 17, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    So is there a point to the top 300 feet of this thing, or is that just an extra $50 million in steel to make it the tallest building in the city?

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    • death from above - Jan 17, 2014 at 12:29 AM

      Comcast is making it bigger to impress its girlfriend…

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    • willh888 - Jan 17, 2014 at 12:46 AM

      i’m no engineer, but steel isn’t 1.6 mil per foot. Maybe comcast charges the spire it’s triple play package with the movie package and the redzone

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      • BenE. - Jan 17, 2014 at 12:53 AM

        Feet is a linear measurement! You’re looking at cubic jawns in this case.

        Ok so I don’t know what steel goes for. But really…is there a point to that thing other than to land on a Wikipedia’s top 10 tallest (architecture’s most dubious honor)?

  10. Hiccup - Jan 17, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Comeblast will justify raising their rates after claiming they underestimated the cost of the building and then can’t lease as many floors as they wanted to. This is what we pay for every time we sign the check to pay the bill and then sit through countless commercials while watching basic cable TV. Something sme

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    • Hiccup - Jan 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

      For some reason my service was cut off. WTF!
      And my phone rang but no one was there.
      Oh my god… Noooo…. Ahhhhh…. another Raymor and Flannigan commercial. Two names say it all!

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  11. phillymike72 - Jan 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    What happened to the good old days when you could see the whole city from the walk under Billy Penn’s hat?

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