Terminal Commerce Building
Terminal Commerce Building, May 2010
|Location||401 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Area||2.7 acres (1.1 ha)|
|Architect||Steele, William & Sons Co.|
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|NRHP reference #||96001203|
|Added to NRHP||October 24, 1996|
Terminal Commerce Building, also known as the North American Building, is a historic building complex located in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built between 1929 and 1931 by the Reading Company, and is a combined office, showroom, parking garage, warehouse and freight station totaling over 1.3 million square feet. It measures 528 feet by 225 feet. The front section houses offices, and is a 14-story, reinforced concrete, brick and terra cotta faced building in the Art Deco style. The front facade has a central tower with terra cotta ornamentation that houses water tanks. The rear warehouse section is 12-stories and is "H"-shaped.
Today, the building serves as one of the largest interconnection and colocation facilities on the east coast of the United States with 11 stories and 1.3 million square feet of space. The property was acquired by Netrality Properties in March of 2014, and is considered the most fiber-dense, network neutral facility between New York and Virginia.
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