Comcast Center

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They let me in! Today was my first experience with seeing the Comcast Center close-up. I’ve only seen it from a distance, so far, and in the extremely delicious and informative website: Phillyskyline.com.

I was visiting a friend at Center City Film and Video, one of the few non-Comcast businesses that will occupy the building. It was very cool to get my own badge (for security), and to have had it arranged before I arrived. There are sculptures of people perched on high metal beams above your head in the lobby, looking very businesslike and important – muy futuristic. Not many people work in the building yet, but we were speculating about how much the building’s occupants will affect new business around it. We were hoping for new business and could see several things under construction. Very exciting! I was awed at the height. (I’m a girl from the sticks, okay?) I could barely fit the tip-top in my frame for this shot. As you can also see, it wasn’t all gray skies today.

2 Comments so far

  1. Phillybits (unregistered) on December 19th, 2007 @ 10:05 pm

    Lucky you. While taking a picture of the Comcast Building today, I was told photography of the building was not allowed and that if I wanted to take pictures of the building, I’d have to cross the street.

    Bear in mind, I did kind of step on their property from the Arch St utility entrance but c’mon, I’m 5 feet from the street and I wanted to get a shot going up the building.


  2. Robin K. (unregistered) on December 21st, 2007 @ 8:57 pm

    That’s interesting, to say the least. Maybe it was because I was with someone, but I think it would be ridiculous to say no one could take a photo of ANY building, since, well, it’s a building, and out there for everyone to see, and there are too many people to try to restrict, and everyone has a camera these days. You’d think they’d like the promotion. No one stopped me, including the person I was with, and I even took interior shots of the lobby, where other people were just looking, as well. Maybe the person who you talked to was having a bad day, or misinformed. Anyway, the best shots I’ve seen are “authorized” on the website I mentioned.



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