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South Philly’s sports complex could see a glossy new addition soon, in the form of a 200,000-square-foot office tower.
The tower, dubbed Pattison Place, will have a largely glass facade, and will sit on Pattison Avenue between the NRG subway station and the Xfinity Live! entertainment building. It’s being developed by Comcast Spectator, owner of the Wells Fargo sports complex and their partner, Cordish Cos. of Baltimore, according to Philly.com. A representative for the former company told the paper that they would start construction once the building is leased.
The $80 million building calls itself a “Class-A” office building, with 20,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor; a 4,000-square-foot lobby with 35-foot ceilings; and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the building, according to a statement on the building’s website. It’s unclear exactly how high the tower will be but renderings show it topping off at around 10 stories.
“The tower will feature unparalleled, first class amenities including exterior signage, a shared roof decks, private outdoor terraces, fitness facilities, and on-site parking,” the statement said.
Beyer Blinder Belle, known locally for their work on the Longwood Gardens, and Philadelphia-based BLT Architects are handling the design of the space. A representative with Cordish was not immediately available to discuss the building Friday morning.