About Two Liberty Place
Two Liberty Place is the third tallest skyscraper in Philadelphia, and the 33rd tallest in the United States, stretching 58 floors to 848 ft (258m). The tower was completed in 1990. Two Liberty Place is the smaller sister building to nearby One Liberty Place. Both buildings were designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn Architects. Two Liberty Place has two entrances to The Shops at Liberty Place, an enclosed upscale shopping mall attached to the complex. The building also had its signature crown lights replaced in late 2006 with LED lights to enhance its appearance at night. The crown lights are capable of decorative color changes that require less effort than the older light bands. In June 2002, the Shorenstein Company acquired the building for just over US$200 million. Unisys Corp. announced in 2007 that it would move its corporate headquarters from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania to Two Liberty Place. The move has become controversial because Unisys Corp. wants to place 11 ft (3.4 m) red illuminated letters that spell Unisys at the 38th floor. Tenants and other groups oppose the sign and Unisys Corp. says it may not move into the building if the sign is not allowed.