Tech company moves headquarters to historic Old City building

'This has been a long time coming.'

Andrew Kramer
June 11, 2018 - 9:23 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tech company Linode now calls Philadelphia home.

They moved into the original Union Bank Headquarters at 3rd and Arch Streets in Old City, once home to the set of MTV's Real World in 2004.

And on Monday night, a ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the transition.

"This has been a long time coming," said the company's Casey Smith. "This felt like home, it felt like a good spot for us."

Linode is a cloud hosting provider. Smith is looking forward to blending that service with the history surrounding their new location. 

"I think it's a great way to take something old, that's in need of restoration and renovations, and breath new life into it," he said. "You can keep what's fantastic about it...the bones, the architecture...and build it into something new that can useful for new innovation."

Mayor Jim Kenney was on hand for the ribbon cutting.

Linode's move comes in the midst of their 15th anniversary.