(Photo by Philly by Drone)
As the tallest building in Philly’s skyline was coming together in 2017, drone pilot Christopher Kao put together a gripping 360-degree mock-up of the view from up above.
It’s two years later and Kao returned to the Comcast Technology Center, now completed and up and running, to take some drone pics of the soaring tower.
“I just love the lantern on top of Comcast Technology Center so much,” said Kao, the founder of drone imaging company Philly By Drone. “Have you ever flown back into Philly and seen it from far away? To me it’s like a symbol of hope and prosperity. At night I always look at it when I walk home and i feel like it is just such a great symbol for the city.”
In September of 2018, the telecom giant officially opened the doors on the $1.5 billion, four-year project, which rises to 1,121 feet, just 150 feet higher than Comcast’s first building.
Upon completion, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said the new skyscraper was a symbol of where the 50-year-old company would be heading next.
“The first 50 years of the company were about entrepreneurial bootstrapping, and we got to a place where we needed what is now the Comcast Center,” Roberts said at the time, during a media walkthrough of the new site. “As we look to the next 50 years, optimistically, it’s about innovation, change and technology. The businesses that we’re in are at the center of an exciting technological revolution.”
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