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Comcast’s new tower is Philadelphia’s tallest skyscraper, but where it soars is on the ground

As Philadelphia's tallest skyscraper, the new Comcast Technology Center at 18th and Arch will inevitably be judged by how it looks among the clouds. People will debate whether its telescoping, art deco-inspired mast resembles a vulgar hand gesture or looks more like a cigarette being extracted from its box. That's what happens when you aim for the heavens; your skyscraper becomes a Rorschach for the public imagination.

Romare Bearden Park time lapse

Twilight drifts over buildings surrounding uptown Charlotte park