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Comcast Center Comcast Center / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Comcast Center

Functions: Cladding
Mesh: Ritz
Attachment: Panel
"Cambridge's mesh contrasted with the softness of the lobby's natural wood walls, while contributing to the building's overall tailored look with just the right texture."
- Serge Nalbantian, Liberty Property Trust
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Year Completed: 2008
  • End Use: Mixed-Use
  • Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP – New York, NY
  • General Contractor: Patella Woodworking – Jersey City, NJ
  • Subcontractor: EMCO – Capitol Heights, MD
  • Owner: Liberty Property Trust

Application

Comcast Center, the nation's tallest green office building, features 1.25 million square feet of stunning office, restaurant and retail space in downtown Philadelphia. Cambridge woven metal fabric – installed as elevator and reception desk cladding – contributes to the building's state-of-the-art-design. The unique metal mesh application serves as a prominent addition to the lobby's centerpiece, “The Comcast Experience” – a 2,100 square-foot video wall displaying unique high-definition programming from nature footage to urban landscapes.

The Cambridge mesh system elegantly outfits Comcast Center's lobby and complements its futuristic feel by employing sleek, dramatic and textured architectural mesh – catching the eye of every visitor who enters the building.

Function

The Cambridge architectural mesh system specified for Comcast Center provides an ideal functional solution for its elevator and desk cladding. Stainless steel metal fabric is extremely durable, with a life cycle that far outlasts alternative products. Not to mention, the material requires minimal maintenance and cleaning after installation – all perfect for a lobby that demands high style and sees high levels of traffic every day.

Benefit

Cambridge Architectural systems always combine superior aesthetics with high-quality performance, eliminating the need for additional materials. In the Comcast Center, the virtual indestructibility and long lifecycle of the mesh facade reduces maintenance costs, and assures that there will be no need for replacement materials. Additionally, Cambridge's rigid metal fabric panels were specifically engineered and custom-installed to bend along the compound curve of the lobby reception desks, ensuring a successful and issue-free installation.

As a high profile, first-of-its-kind office building, Comcast Center was designed to achieve LEED® certification from the USGBC® and sought out green building elements for every square foot of the structure. Cambridge's stainless steel metal fabric system was a perfect fit for sustainable elevator and desk cladding.

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