Three Logan Square

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Three Logan Square
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Three Logan Square (Pennsylvania)
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Three Logan Square (the United States)
Former namesBell Atlantic Tower
General information
TypeOffice
Location1717 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
United States
Coordinates 39°57′19″N75°10′08″W / 39.9553707°N 75.1690149°W / 39.9553707; -75.1690149
Completed1991
Owner Brandywine Realty Trust
Height
Roof739 feet (225 m)
Technical details
Floor count55
Design and construction
Architect(s)Kling Lindquist Partnership
Structural engineerCBM Engineers
Main contractor Turner Construction

Three Logan Square, formerly known as the Bell Atlantic Tower, is a 55-story skyscraper located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Standing 739 ft (225 m) tall to its structural top, the building encloses 1,300,000 square feet (120,000 m2) of office space. The building, designed by the Philadelphia-based architecture firm Kling Lindquist, was completed in 1991.

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A city ordinance dictates that no building within 250 feet (76 m) of the nearby Benjamin Franklin Parkway may rise taller than 250 feet (76 m); the tower stands just outside this zone. A landscaped plaza, constructed of the same red granite as the building, occupies the rest of the plot, fulfilling a city requirement that 1% of the total budget for new building construction must go toward a work of public art.

A banquet hall, known as Top of the Tower, occupies the top floor of the building and is available for public rentals.

It was the headquarters for Philadelphia-based Baby Bell Bell Atlantic until 1996, when Bell Atlantic acquired New York City-based NYNEX and moved its headquarters to New York. In 2000, Bell Atlantic and GTE merged to become Verizon and the "Bell Atlantic" name became obsolete. However, the building's managers kept the original name, mainly because of the difficulties in getting all necessary parties to agree to change it.

The building had been offered for sale in the past, [1] and on August 5, 2010, it was sold to Brandywine Realty Trust. [2] The company has since renamed the tower Three Logan Square, to better identify its location near two other Brandywine-owned buildings, One and Two Logan Square. [3]

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References

  1. Kostelni, Natalie (23 May 2003). "Bell Atlantic Tower sale". bizjournals.com . Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  2. "Bell Atlantic Tower sold to Brandywine Realty Trust". philly.com. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  3. Kostelni, Natalie (October 1, 2010). "Arch Street High-Rise Has Yet Another Name". Philadelphia Business Journal. Archived from the original on 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-01.