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BNY Mellon Center (Innovation Center and Executive Levels)

500 Grant Street

Neighborhood: Downtown

Saturday: 10a-4p

Categories: Art On Display, Amazing Views, Office Space

BNY Mellon Center is a 55-story, 725 foot tall skyscraper located at 500 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh.

Completed in June 1984, it is the second-tallest building in the city (U.S. Steel tower is taller, with 65 floors) and was initially planned to be the world headquarters of the Dravo Corporation (now Carmeuse Corporation) by its majority owner at the time and current neighbor U.S. Steel. However, Dravo was bought out by a foreign company and so the building was transferred to the Mellon Financial Corporation.

From its inception, the building was called One Mellon Center. After the 2008 merger with the Bank of New York, it was renamed BNY Mellon Center. It is one of the company’s largest locations globally.

Prominent features of the building include its eight-sided design, mansard roof and rooftop heliport.

BNY Mellon Center is the 195th-tallest skyscraper in the world. It is the building with the highest taxable property value in Allegheny County, surpassing the larger U.S. Steel Tower. On clear days, it is possible to spot the building from as far as 50 miles away.

The building features prominently in the 1983 film Flashdance (while still under construction) and the 1998 Michael Keaton film Desperate Measures (serving as part of the “hospital”). It also makes cameos in Sudden Death, Striking Distance and the 2010 rap video Black and Yellow.

YOUR EXPERIENCE: Visitors will have the opportunity to see the well-appointed “executive” floors and/or the new Innovation Center, one of seven such BNY Mellon facilities around the globe. The executive areas on the 47th and 48th floors offer not only the ability to see and learn about BNY Mellon's history and executive facilities, but also to enjoy a part of the company's excellent art collection. The 12th floor Innovation Center, a completely modern hub of collaboration and creativity, offers an open floor plan and a variety of areas tailored toward fostering productive work needs in inventive ways.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Restrooms Available: No

Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms: No

Photography Restrictions: None