Brandywine Realty Trust will officially break ground Wednesday on its new FMC Tower at Cira Centre South.
The celebration will be include something very dramatic -- weather permitting.
Dignitaries attending the event will use a vintage vertical air pump to uncover the logos of FMC Corp. and the University of Pennsylvania, both of which are leasing space in the building, as well as Brandywine’s, from a mound of construction debris.
Then, fireworks will shoot up, nearly high enough to mark the height of FMC Tower, which is 690 feet. Following that, a 50-foot banner will be unveiled. This banner, which is 24 feet wide and will hang 75 feet in the air, will have a rendering of the skyscraper. It will dangle from Brandywine’s Evo building under construction next door.