Comcast Tower Cam: Watch the Center City Philadelphia Skyscraper Rise

A new iconic skyscraper will soon tower above Center City Philadelphia.

Ground has been broken and concrete poured on Comcast's Innovation and Technology Center at 1800 Arch St.

Foundation Laid at Comcast's New Skyscraper

The concrete pour, which began on Saturday, Dec. 13, was one of the largest in Philadelphia history.

"This building will serve as yet another physical monument to the transformation of our great city," Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said. "Philadelphia is a city that belongs on the world stage."

Over the next three years, crews will erect the 1,121-foot-tall tower that will be dedicated to developing new apps, software and business services for the Philadelphia-based Comcast.

Comcast is the parent company of NBC Universal and NBC10. When completed, the building will also house NBC10 and Telemundo 62 studios.

Look Inside the New Comcast Skyscraper

"It’s a gamechanger," said Eric Lerner, president and general manager of the stations.

The center was designed by famed British architect Norman Foster, known for London's "The Gherkin" and Millennium Bridge and Apple's "Spaceship" headquarters.

The $1.2 billion development is expected to be completed in 2017.

Check back daily to see the progress being made on the new Comcast Innovation & Technology Center in Center City Philadelphia.

Comcast Corporation announced on Wednesday that it’s building a new and iconic skyscraper that will redefine Philadelphia. Take a look inside the innovative new building. (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)