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Pittsburgh

15 September 2009

1988 – Fifth Avenue Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Architect: Stubbins Associates Fifth Avenue Place was designed by the Stubbins Associates of Cambridge Massachusetts. One significant feature of the building is its roof. This pyramidal roof is 124-feet tall and consists of...

15 September 2009

1984 – One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects The entire PPG Place complex has 231 glass spires. The building features a glass “winter garden” on the west side, and a monumental plaza to the east surrounded by shorter...

15 September 2009

1970 – U.S. Steel Tower, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Architect: Harrison & Abramovitz In the initial planning stages, the U.S. Steel Corporation seriously considered making this development the world’s tallest building as an endorsement of their industry. When completed in 1970 Pittsburgh’s...

15 September 2009

1936 – Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Architect: Charles Z. Klauder The building is set in a terraced lawn at the University of Pittsburgh campus on the city’s east side. The first gallery, the Nationality Rooms, commemorate the nationalities making...

15 September 2009

1938 – Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pittsburgh

Architect: Charles Z. Klauder The Heinz Memorial Chapel began as a gift. Henry John Heinz, the founder of the H. J. Heinz Company, wanted to honor his mother, Anna Margaretta Heinz, with “a...

15 September 2009

1893 – Penn Station, Pittsburgh

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company Pittsburgh’s central train station, built in 1893, was designed by Daniel Burnham, a Chicago architect who also designed New York’s iconic Flatiron building. The Rotunda is the highlight...

15 September 2009

1891 – St. Stanislaus Church, Pittsburgh

Architect: Frederick Sauer Designed by Pittsburgh architect Frederick Sauer, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church was constructed in 1891. The congregation was formed in 1873 when 200 Polish families banded together to form the St....