Talk about a game changer — the top-floor restaurant and lounge located on the 59th floor of the new Comcast tower will be the highest publicly accessible place in Philadelphia by some 400 feet(!!). This is an early rendering of what it could look like. (Image courtesy Comcast)
So the new Comcast Innovation and Technology Center. Pretty awesome news. For so many reasons — the jobs and economic impact, the impressive architecture, the new hotel, adding a new skyscraper to the city’s skyline… — but one of the elements that has us the most excited is the top-floor restaurant.
Yes, the restaurant that’s going to be located on the very top floor of the building — the 59th floor — offering unbelievable panoramic views of the city.
See, we’ve lamented the lack of an observation deck in the existing Comcast Center before, so we were beyond thrilled to learn of the plans for the new Four Seasons Hotel to be located on the top floors of the tower. And for a restaurant and lounge to grace the very top floor.
Yes, the City Hall Tower is amazing. And the temporary Level 33 Restaurant at the Loews is pretty awesome too. And R2L and Nineteen boast some great views as well.
It’s just that this new Comcast tower restaurant is going to be on a whole new level. Literally and figuratively. The City Hall Tower Observation Deck is 500 feet above the ground. R2L is also 500 feet up. This new restaurant is going to be about 900 feet(!!) above the ground.
It’s going to be the highest publicly accessible point in Philadelphia by some 400 feet. And with that are going to come some breathtaking views and photo ops.
And while we know it’s going to take three years to build this thing, we are currently having some trouble containing our excitement.
Check out the video below for more of a sneak peek at the new tower.
And check out our full coverage from yesterday for even more tower renderings.
Game Changer: Comcast Officially Announces Plans For New, 59-Story Skyscraper To Be Built In Center City Philadelphia
A rendering of a hotel room at the new Four Seasons Hotel, which will be located on the top floors of the building, with a view looking out on the top of the existing Comcast Center. (Image courtesy Comcast)