Gallery: Philadelphia Announces the Tallest LEED Certified Building in ...

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Located in downtown Philadelphia right above the Suburban rail station, the Comcast Center has been awarded the title of “tallest LEED certified building in the US” after earning a Gold Certification for LEED-CS (Core & Shell). The obelisk-like 58 story tower is covered in high-performance glass and sunscreens, and features louvers in the atria to help optimize daylight inside the building. Many other green design features help this mixed-use skyscraper reduce energy consumption, making it a great example of environmentally responsible urban growth.

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  1. ghamm November 21, 2011 at 7:15 pm


    They aren’t real people on the “catwalks.” They are tacky life sized statues of people walking on the beams of the atrium. It is very strange and seems to serve no purpose what so ever…

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  4. chrisp68 November 13, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Look at the picture closely… there is one person on each side of the atrium crossing what looks like a small catwalk which ends at a vertical column. Is this some type of illusion rendering?

  5. CLIFF CHANDLER November 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    How can this be a energy smart building? It looks like a typical LEED Architectural screw-up in so far as it doesn’t have to waste so much space, it took an abundance of material to build it and it appears to the typical glitz, glitter and overindulgence of a narcisist.
    Why can’t we get away from the wasteful LEED architecture crap and concentrate on truly sustainable buildings that use all the spce that is needed and aren’t built just to appease the extremely wealthy? How many energy efficient homes and small office buildings could have been built using the same material?

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