PCPA designing new Philadelphia tower to include FMC headquarters

PCPA designing new Philadelphia tower to include FMC headquarters

PCPA designing new Philadelphia tower to include FMC headquarters

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Nov. 11, 2013) — PCPA is designing a mixed-use tower near its acclaimed Cira Centre that will become the new global headquarters of FMC Corporation.

The building, to be known as FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, is the last phase of the Cira Centre South development, a 2.7 million-square-foot mixed-use development by Brandywine Realty Trust in Philadelphia. Groundbreaking is planned for mid-year 2014. FMC, a specialty chemical company, expects to occupy its new corporate headquarters by June 2016.  

The tower shares an architectural language with the original Cira Centre, designed by PCPA and built in 2005, two blocks away. FMC Tower has an angled, crystalline form sheathed in a reflective, minimally textured curtain wall. Stainless steel mullions minimally project from the façade to create a thin grid on the building’s exterior. Facing Penn Park, the façade is gently curved. Floor-to-ceiling glass will provide views of the Schuylkill River, parks, and city skyline.

FMC Tower at Cira Centre South will contain approximately 830,000 rentable square feet: 575,000 square feet of Class A office, 10,000 square feet of retail, and 260 luxury apartment suites with concierge services. The University of Pennsylvania will also be a tenant, leasing four office floors.

Adjacent to Penn Park, FMC Tower, will serve as a gateway to the University of Pennsylvania campus and West Philadelphia. The building is a key piece of Penn's strategic vision for the area along the banks of the Schuylkill, stretching from the original Cira Centre to Penn’s South Bank at the former DuPont Marshall Lab site. FMC Tower will further link Penn to downtown Philadelphia.

The Cira South development includes the $340 million renovation of the 30th Street Post Office (now the GSA-Philadelphia Campus) and Cira Garage, and evo at Cira Centre South, a student housing tower currently under construction designed in collaboration with EM Architecture

« Back to News