Below is the 2016 Building List.

 

  • 707-709 Galleries

    707-709 Penn Avenue

    Oct 1: 12 P.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: 12 P.M. - 4 P.M.

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  • Allegheny HYP Club

    619 William Penn Place

    Oct 1: 9 A.M - 4 P.M

    Oct 2: 9 A.M - 4P.M

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  • Aquaponics Project

    Stanwix at Liberty Ave

    Oct 1: 9 A.M - 4 P.M

    Oct 2: 9 A.M - 4 P.M

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  • Arrott Building

    401 Wood Street

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

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  • August Wilson Center

    980 Liberty Avenue

    Oct 1: NA

    Oct 2: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

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  • Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

    237 7th Street

    Oct 1: NA

    Oct 2: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

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  • Benedum Trees

    223 Fourth Avenue

    Oct 1: 9 A.M - 4 P.M

    Oct 2: 9 A.M - 4 P.M

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  • BNY Mellon, Executive Floors

    500 Grant St

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: NA

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  • BNY Mellon, Innovation Center

    500 Grant St

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: NA

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  • Byham Theater

    101 6th Street

    Oct 1: NA

    Oct 2: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

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  • City Charter High School

    201 Stanwix Street (Rear Entrance)

    Oct 1: 9 A.M to 4 P.M

    Oct 2: NA

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  • City Council Chambers

    414 Grant St

    Oct 1: 12 P.M. to 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: 1 P.M to 4 P.M

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  • City-County Building

    414 Grant St

    Oct 1: 12 P.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: 1 P.M - 4 P.M

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  • David L. Lawrence Convention Center

    100 Fort Duquesne Blvd

    Oct 1: 9 A.M - 12P.M

    Oct 2: 9 A.M to 4 P.M

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  • Dollar Bank

    340 Fourth Avenue

    Oct 1: 9 A.M - 4 P.M

    Oct 2: 10 A.M - 2 P.M

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  • Embassy Suites

    535 Smithfield Street (inside the Oliver Building)

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: 9 A.M -4 P.M

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  • Encore on 7th

    100 7th St

    Oct 1: 9 A.M - 4 P.M

    Oct 2: NA

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  • Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania

    337 Fourth Avenue

    Oct 1: 9 A.M - 2 P.M

    Oct 2: NA

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  • Fairmont Pittsburgh

    510 Market Street

    Oct 1: 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

    Oct 2: 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

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  • First Lutheran Church

    615 Grant Street

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: 12 P.M. - 4 P.M.

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  • First Presbyterian Church

    320 Sixth Avenue

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.

    Oct 2: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M. (see description for special events today)

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  • Frick Building

    437 Grant Street

    Oct 1: 9a-4p

    Oct 2: 9a-4p

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  • Grant Building

    310 Grant Street

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

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  • Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts

    600 Penn Avenue

    Oct 1: 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

    Oct 2: NA

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  • Mayor’s Office

    414 Grant St

    Oct 1: 12 P.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: 1 P.M - 4 P.M

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  • Museum Conservation Center at Senator John Heinz History Center

    1221 Penn Avenue, 1st floor

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 1 P.M.

    Oct 2: NA

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  • Oliver Building

    535 Smithfield Street

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

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  • Omni William Penn Hotel

    530 William Penn Place

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

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  • Penn Society

    960 Penn Avenue

    Oct 1: 12 P.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: 12 P.M. - 4 P.M.

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  • Renaissance Hotel

    107 Sixth Street

    Oct 1: 10 A.M - 2 P.M

    Oct 2: 10 A.M - 2 P.M

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  • Rivers Club

    One Oxford Centre

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.

    Oct 2: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

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  • Smithfield United Church of Christ

    620 Smithfield Street

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 2 P.M.

    Oct 2: 12:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

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  • STRADA ARCHITECTURE (Inside the Historic Alcoa Building)

    611 William Penn Place, Suite 700

    Oct 1: 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

    Oct 2: 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

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  • The Design Alliance Architects

    535 Smithfield St. (Inside Oliver Building)

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: NA

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  • The Historic Investment Building

    239 Fourth Avenue

    Oct 1: 9 A.M - 4 P.M

    Oct 2: NA

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  • The Pennsylvanian

    1100 Liberty Avenue

    Oct 1: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

    Oct 2: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

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  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

    325 Oliver Avenue

    Oct 1: NA

    Oct 2: 12 P.M. - 4 P.M

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  • Union Trust Building

    501 Grant Street

    Oct 1: 9 A.M - 4 P.M

    Oct 2: NA

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  • Wood Street Galleries

    601 Wood Street

    Oct 1: 12 P.M - 4 P.M

    Oct 2: 12 P.M - 4 P.M

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707-709 Galleries

A project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and managed by the Trust’s Education and Community Engagement department, 709 Penn Gallery features exhibits by local and regional artists working in multiple disciplines. Visitors will enjoy an exhibition by a local or regional artist working in multiple disciplines. PLEASE NOTE: Bags larger than 16 x 16 x18 […]

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STRADA ARCHITECTURE (Inside the Historic Alcoa Building)

Founded in 2000, Strada Architecture is a cross-disciplinary design studio with a focus on urban place making and regeneration. The firm’s Pittsburgh office is located in the heart of the city in the historic Alcoa Building, a quintessential example of mid-century modern architecture. The world’s first skyscraper with an all-aluminum façade is being transformed by […]

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Arrott Building

The Arrott Building, Pittsburgh’s oldest skyscraper, was built in 1902. It is part of the Fourth Avenue Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by Frederick J. Osterling, the Arrott Building was added to the List of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks in 2000. The architectural features of the […]

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August Wilson Center

The sleekly modern August Wilson Center venue, built in 2008, offers multiple exhibition galleries, a 492-seat theater for performances in all genres, an education center for classes, lectures and hands-on learning, and dazzling spaces for community programs and events. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through this sleekly modern venue and its multiple exhibition […]

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Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

Originally built in 1927 as the Stanley Theater, the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts is a focal point of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The 2,800-seat theater is home to Pittsburgh Cutlural Trust presentations including PNC Broadway Across America, Pittsburgh Dance Council, CD Live, Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, Cohen & Grigsby, Trust Presents, and First Night […]

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Byham Theater

Originally built in 1903 as the Gayety Theater, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchased this 1,300-seat venue, then called the Fulton Theater, in 1988. The trust renovated and reopened the Fulton Theater in 1991. The theater was renamed the Byham Theater in 1995, in recognition of a gift from William C. and Carolyn M. Byham. Today, […]

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City Council Chambers

Housed within the City-County Building, visitors will experience in the historic City Council Chamber room, with inlaid walnut that creates the Great Seal of Pittsburgh along the walls, while an ornate ceiling details the history of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods and past Mayors. Visitors will hear anecdotal stories of Pittsburgh’s history, past Mayors and City government. Also, be […]

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City-County Building

The City of Pittsburgh is proud to open the doors of the historic City-County Building to allow the public a unique behind the scenes look at the seat of Pittsburgh government. Built from 1915-17, the City-County Building was designed by renowned architect Henry Hornbostel as the 3rd seat of government for the City Of Pittsburgh. […]

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David L. Lawrence Convention Center

What began as a vision by a group of determined government and corporate and non-profit foundation leaders in 1990, became a reality in September 2003 with the official dedication ceremony of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The opening of the 1.5 million square foot building in September 2003 was so anxiously anticipated by the […]

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The Design Alliance Architects

Located in the Henry W. Oliver Building, which was designed by American architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham, our studio is organized to promote cross-functional teamwork and the agility to respond to client needs. The office is a reflection of, and showcase for, the design sensibilities and services that we offer to our clients. The large […]

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Dollar Bank

The oldest surviving bank structure on Fourth Avenue, this Beaux Arts beauty has been continuously owned and operated by Dollar Bank since the building opened.  The center portion of the building was designed by Philadelphia architect Isaac H. Hobbs and built in 1870.  Its façade contains more than 14,000 tons of brownstone quarried in Portland, […]

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Embassy Suites

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh-Downtown is located on the top 11 floors of the historic Henry W. Oliver Building.   The building was constructed by world-famous Architect Daniel Burnham and opened it’s door in 1910 as a tribute to the building’s name sake, Henry Oliver. As a visitor, you can explore the historical vault […]

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Fairmont Pittsburgh

The contemporary LEED certified Fairmont Pittsburgh opened in 2010 as part of Three PNC Plaza. Visitors can explore the nineteenth century artifacts that were found on-site during construction of the the hotel, discover local artwork, and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the city’s most luxurious hotel. Special Services:  Full Disabled Access; Food or Beverage Services; Paid […]

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First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church was built in 1905 by architect Theophilus Parsons Chandler, Jr. of Philadelphia in the Neo-Gothic Revival style. The building’s twin towers are modeled after Yorkminster Cathedral in England. The most unique feature of the church are two giant shell doors behind the low pulpit.   The doors are 35 feet tall […]

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First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church, built in 1887, is a stone, Victorian church building with architectural style that echoes the Allegheny County Courthouse and is the last remaining church of many that once lined Grant Street at the turn of the 20th century. The church is currently undergoing a $1.5 million capital campaign to restore its stone […]

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Grant Building

The Grant Building was completed in 1929 and designed by Henry Hornbostel. Please take note of the beacon on the top of the building.  The art deco building’s facade is built with Belgian granite, limestone, and brick. It was famous for a radio antenna that rose roughly 100–150 feet from the roof of the tower […]

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Museum Conservation Center at Senator John Heinz History Center

This building at 1221 Penn was designed by Charles Bickel and completed in 1917 for the Marietta Chair Company. In 2014, the History Center updated it and reopened for use. During your visit we can explain how you might preserve the family treasures in your own home.  Nancy Boomhower, textile conservator, and Jim Burke, digital imaging […]

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Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts

Built in 1927 as the Loew’s Penn movie theater and completely renovated in 1971, Heinz Hall is the cornerstone of the Cultural District and has helped spur the continuing economic and cultural revitalization of downtown Pittsburgh. With an international reputation for beauty and excellence as a concert hall and showplace, the 2,675-seat hall is home […]

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Mayor’s Office

Housed in the City-County Building, the Office of the Mayor happily opens the doors to the Public in celebration of our Bicentennial during the Doors Open Pittsburgh weekend! Much of the furnishings guests will see throughout the Mayor’s Office and adjacent spaces are original to 1916 and designed by the architect Hornbostel, who architected the […]

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Oliver Building

The Henry W. Oliver Building was built from 1907-1910 by Daniel Burnham. The building boasts a three-story granite base with the upper 25 floors in terracotta. The building’s T-shaped lobby features polished marble floors and walls, reflecting light throughout the bronze window grills and elevator fittings. McKnight Realty Partners recently converted the top 11 floors […]

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Omni William Penn Hotel

The doors of the (Omni) William Penn Hotel opened on March 19, 1916, as one of the most elegant hotels the country had ever seen. A variety of luminaries have stayed at the hotel, including John F. Kennedy.  The hotel staff innovated Lawrence Welk’s now famous bubble machine, and it was the site of Bob […]

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Penn Society

Hidden behind a sliding oak door, in Ten Penny restaurant, is a tiled stairway that leads you down into the plush and intimate quarters of Penn Society, a new members-only bar and social club chartered in 2010. Penn Society is an exclusive after-hours club located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Enjoy the 1920’s speakeasy-styled décor, complete with Italian […]

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The Pennsylvanian

The Pennsylvanian is a historic train station that was one of several passenger rail stations that served Pittsburgh during the 20th century.   The station building was designed by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham and built 1898–1904. The most extraordinary feature of the monumental train station is the rotunda with corner pavilions. In September 1978, The New […]

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Renaissance Hotel

The Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel was originally built as the Fulton Building in 1906 and designed by prominent Pittsburgh architect Grosvenor Atterbury. The building was named in honor of Robert Fulton, the inventor of a commercial steamboat, first practical submarine and some of the earliest naval torpedoes.  Because Pittsburgh was the hub of steel making, the […]

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Rivers Club

The Rivers Club was founded in 1983 to offer Pittsburgh a unique venue for business and social entertaining, and outstanding athletic programs and facilities to enhance one’s personal fitness with individuals of similar interests. We have just undergone a $4 million reinvention (construction) that has changed the face of the Club from its original look […]

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Smithfield United Church of Christ

Smithfield Church was built in 1925-26 and was designated an historic landmark in 1976. It was designed by noted Pittsburgh architect Henry Hornbostel. In addition to the celebrated Rose Window, it features a series of ten stunning stained glass windows designed by the Von Gerichten Studios (Columbus, OH and Munich). The church has a cast […]

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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

The current Trinity Cathedral Building was completed in 1872, is designated as a historical landmark, and sits atop the oldest continuous burial ground west of the Alleghenies. The first Trinity Church, constructed from the 1780’s to1805, was built two blocks to the west of this burial ground at the base of the hill. The congregation […]

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Benedum Trees

Benedum-Trees Building, at 19 stories tall, was built in 1905. The building was commissioned by Pittsburgh attorney H. A. Machesney.  Designed by Tomas H. Scott, the buildings stands at 19 stories tall.  It was originally called the Machesney Building, until 1911 when it became the headquarters of the Benedum Trees Oil Company. For the next […]

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Frick Building

Opened in 1902, the Frick Building was built by and named after Henry Clay Frick, an industrialist, founder of the HC Frick & Company (coke manufacturing).  This led him to a partnership with Andrew Carnegie, serving as Chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company (the predecessor to US Steel).  The Frick Building was designed by Chicago […]

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Allegheny HYP Club

Built in 1894, the buildings originally contained 12 three-room apartments and served as worker’s row houses.  Alumni of Harvard, Yale and Princeton had been active in western Pennsylvania for many years, but none of these individual groups were large enough to maintain their own club space.  However in 1929, Pittsburgh architect Edward B. Lee, was […]

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Encore on 7th

Built in 2006, the Encore on 7th, is a premier residential building. It indulges, explores and exemplifies everything downtown Pittsburgh has to offer. By virtue of its exceptional location, The Encore on 7th is another superior addition to the already magnificent Pittsburgh Skyline. Located in the heart of the renowned Cultural District, The Encore on […]

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Union Trust Building

The Union Trust Building, built in 1915, was one of three buildings erected by coal and steel magnate Henry Clay Frick. Frick advised his architect Frederick Osterling to draw inspiration from Europe’s Flemish Gothic style of architecture. June 23, 2016 marks the building’s Grand Opening following its $100 million dollar restoration, still in progress. This […]

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Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania

Since its founding in 1880, the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania has continually served as a focal point for the area’s engineering and technical community, by promoting interaction throughout the technical community in Western Pennsylvania. Its more than 800 members and 30 associated technical societies reflect the richness of the full spectrum of engineering and […]

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The Historic Investment Building

The Investment Building was built in 1927 by John Donn with a neo-classical design based off of the same architectural features of the Arrot Building and Benedum-Trees buildings a generation before. The building was an intricate part of the early 20th century banking and financial industry in Pittsburgh and now houses the Downtown CDB’s first […]

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BNY Mellon, Executive Floors

Constructed in 1983, BNY Mellon Center is the second tallest building in Pittsburgh, housing 1.5 million square feet of space across 55 floors. It is the regional headquarters of BNY Mellon as well as several distinguished professional firms. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the well-appointed “executive” floors, learn about the company’s history in […]

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BNY Mellon, Innovation Center

Constructed in 1983, BNY Mellon Center is the second tallest building in Pittsburgh, housing 1.5 million square feet of space across 55 floors. It is the regional headquarters of BNY Mellon as well as several distinguished professional firms. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the company’s newest ultramodern Innovation Center, one of six such […]

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Aquaponics Project

The Aquaponics Project is an organization started through The University of Pittsburgh.  The Gateway Center Aquaponics Project is not even a month old, but it is a revolutionary part of Pittsburgh’s landscape.  Aquaponics allows us to raise both plants and fish using 90% less water and land than traditional agriculture. Aquaponics combines growing fish and […]

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City Charter High School

201 Stanwix Street was built as Bell Telephone’s western headquarters in 1956.  The 12-story historic building is registered with the National Park Service and located in the “Golden Triangle.”  The first four floors are home to City Charter High School, an award-winning urban public school.  The renovations retained period details such as original woodwork, light […]

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Wood Street Galleries

Through an agreement with the Port Authority of Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust leases the upper floors of the former Max Azen Company building, above the Wood Street subway station, and operates the Wood Street Galleries. Opened in 1992, the galleries feature two floors of exhibition and performance space, and subsidized office space for emerging […]

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