Creating a perfect fit, even in oddly-shaped spaces

The 60-story Comcast Technology Center in downtown Philadelphia is the city’s tallest structure. Eight large vestibules reflect the Comcast Technology Center’s steel and glass exterior. Glass panels conduct lower amounts of heat than metal and the added layers of silver within them provide extra thermal protection. These two elements help to make the building the most energy efficient in the city.

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Project: Comcast Technology Center
Architect: Foster + Partners, Gensler Architects
Product: Gridline, Gridline+

To ensure Philadelphia’s newest skyline-changing skyscraper stood out in every way, Foster + Partners and Gensler Architects envisioned floor-to-ceiling, lobby-to-tower top customization.  The team turned to Construction Specialties’ GridLine® stainless-steel entrance grids to complement the grandeur of the steel and glass structure.  Beyond the entries, the design team worked with CS to create architectural accents by crafting GridLine+ to cover 24-inch-wide trenches, which act as air diffusers along the curtain wall and incorporated 12 grates in the lobby to encompass massive trees and surround The Universal Sphere.


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