Steel is rising in uCity Square! We broke ground on the newest building in uCity Square in January 2017. 3675 Market Street represents the next exciting chapter for the Science Center.
3675 will be the new home of the Science Center's corporate offices and our nationally recognized business incubation and technology commercialization programs. Quorum, our entrepreneurs clubhouse, will triple in size and extend over two floors, and we're expanding our FirstHand Lab to introduce even more middle and high school students to careers in STEM and STEAM.
Even more exciting is the news that we've attracted Boston–based Cambridge Innovation Center to Philly! They will join the Science Center as an anchor tenant in 3675 Market.
CIC's unique recipe combines world–class facilities with intense, productive innovation communities. That's a perfect environment for seasoned, serial entrepreneurs — exactly what we need more of here in Philadelphia!
3675 marks a new era for innovation, access, inclusion and discovery here in Philadelphia.
"Imagine the discoveries that will be made here, the young minds inspired to pursue science, and the communities that will be introduced to the power and promise of technology," Science Center CEO Steve Tang said at the groundbreaking. "That's our collective vision for 3675 Market Street and uCity Square!"
3675 Market is set to open in July 2018. In the meantime, placemaking activity continues across uCity Square. Innovation Plaza has rapidly become a convening spot for the neighborhood and a place for uCity Square's busy community to relax and unwind. The Microsoft Reactor celebrated its official opening in November 2016, the lobby of 3711 Market is now home to an impromptu art gallery, and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society selected uCity Square as the site for a Pop–up Garden that opened in May 2017.
The growth and vitality of uCity Square leverages the Science Center's vision of Philadelphia as a global innovation city, by providing more space for companies to grow and scale, more community members to interact and collaborate with, and more opportunities for programming, education, access, and inclusion.
"uCity Square is the place for innovation to happen — and the Science Center is the nucleus that makes it all possible," says Tang.