Comcast Wins 2009 Urban Land Institute Award of Excellence
Comcast Center in Philadelphia has won a 2009 Urban Land Institute Award of Excellence. The award recognizes the full development process of a project – design, construction, economic viability, marketing and management. Comcast Center’s stateliness and elegance are carried through to OLIN‘s plaza at its base. However, the plaza, designed by CEO/Partner Lucinda Sanders, is more than merely a suitable platform for the LEED-certified building. It is a vibrant, well-used, civic space, wholly connected to the city. It serves as a new destination for residents and workers, and as a principal entry to the regional rail lines, markets and food court located beneath the site. The transit-oriented development replaces a long vacant parcel in the center of Philadelphia’s downtown district.