Yesterday, we took the kids on a wonderful day trip into Philadelphia to visit the Comcast Center building. Taking the train into the city was a fabulous new experience for Matthew. He had a wonderful time and totally loved taking the train into the city. We are fortunate to have a friend who works in the Comcast Center. Our friend planned a visit for us to go to the 51st floor of the skyscraper and check out the view. Oh, my goodness was this was a spectacular site. The view is phenomenal and just breathtaking. The kids and I really enjoyed ourselves. Kristen is a little afraid of heights and was getting a little dizzy but she loved the experience as well.
Before our day trip to the building we researched facts about the building. Here are some of the things we learned:
- The building itself is 975 feet tall and the highest in Philadelphia
- They used many eco-friendly technologies in its planning and creation making it the tallest "green" building in the country
- They have the coolest 2,000 square foot LED screen projecting computer generated images on the wall behind the security counter in the lobby and is the largest 4 mm LED screen in the world and everyone can enjoy it because the main lobby is open to the public.
|View from within|
We all enjoyed the LED screen! It displayed images that were so realistic. During the Holiday’s they have a 15 minute Light Show every hour. The kids loved this whole experience!