About American Commerce Center
The American Commerce Center is a supertall skyscraper approved for construction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At 1,510 feet (460 m) tall with 63 floors, the building would dominate the Philadelphia skyline, standing over 500 ft (150 m) taller than Philadelphia's current tallest building, the recently completed Comcast Center. The 1,510 ft (460 m) office tower, which would rise on the 19th Street side of Arch Street, and be connected to a 473 ft (144 m), 26 story hotel tower and public plaza along the 18th Street side of the block. The connection consists of a multi-story skybridge with a garden on top. Of several supertall skyscrapers proposed for Philadelphia (including the Center City Tower and an early version of Comcast Center), this would be the first to be constructed. I On June 19, 2008, Philadelphia City Councilman Darrell Clarke introduced changes for the zoning legislation around 18th and Arch Streets which was the first step towards building the tower. On November 18, 2008, the City Planning Commission signed off on legislation needed for the zoning changes.