FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

A key facet of the Penn Connects plan, the development of the former U.S. postal lands over the past decade has transformed the eastern edge of campus. With its sustainable LEED Silver certified design, location adjacent to Philadelphia’s most robust transportation hub and innovative mix of commercial, residential and retail space, the FMC Tower serves as a dramatic model of pioneering urban development in Philadelphia and as a gateway to the dynamic educational, healthcare and entrepreneurial institutions in University City.

A longstanding partner in the Cira Centre® South development, the University of Pennsylvania owns the ground upon which FMC Tower is constructed.  Brandywine and Penn have executed a long-term ground lease for the lot, as well as a 20-year lease through which Penn will occupy approximately 100,000 square feet of office space at the tower.

The 49-story, 730-foot tall FMC Tower includes 10-foot floor-to-ceiling glass walls allowing for 360-degree panoramic views of the Schuylkill River, Center City and nearby green spaces such as Schuylkill Banks Park and Penn Park. Its 861,000 square feet of rentable space features 622,000 square feet of office space, 268 luxury apartments and executive suites and 10,000 square feet of retail space (including a bar/restaurant on the ground floor). Building amenities include an aquatic center with pool and deck, fitness center and spa, and a state-of-the-art business conference center.

Planning Strategy

Cira Centre South provides a vibrant mix of uses at the eastern gateway to Penn on the site of the former US Post Office Annex. The following buildings comprise Cira Centre South: evo, parking garage, Cira Green, FMC Tower.


The 49-story, 730-foot FMC Tower fronting Walnut Street offers panoramic views of the Schuylkill River, Center City and Penn Park. The mixed use tower houses the global headquarters of the specialty chemical company, FMC Corporation. The University of Pennsylvania is a major office tenant leasing 100,000 GSF for administrative offices. The tower's upper most floors contain 260 extended stay luxury apartments, operated by a.k.a Korman Suites. An amenity floor bridges these uses and includes a spa and fitness center, private room for entertaining, and a conference center. The lobby level features an upscale restaurant.

FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

FMC Tower at Cira Centre South

Building Code: 7073
Gross Area (sq. ft.): 128,496
Phase: Completed
Year Built: 2016
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects