100 S Commons
Categories: Office Space, Adaptive Reuse, Amazing Views
The site that Nova Place rests on has historic roots and was originally a walkable city. The 36-block city was planned by John Redick in 1784, complete with common grazing areas for livestock.
Years later, with WWII straining the country and suburbia extracting prominent families from the cities, the city needed to adjust with the times. A flood that shocked the North Side opened the door for rebuilding and redesign. The first Sears was erected, alongside the Buhl Planetarium and Allegheny General Hospital. Then, ALCOA saw an opportunity to restyle the North Side.
ALCOA’s Allegheny Center Mall opened in 1966, attracting visitors and providing premier shopping for 20 years. Albeit a short-lived venture, the 1.5 million sq. ft. location hosted a multitude of companies in the years after the mall and bordered a block of successful apartment buildings and townhomes. Modernization of the North Side continued with baseball and football stadiums, a casino and new bars and restaurants that drew people back to Pittsburgh’s North Side.
Today, Nova Place is one of the largest mixed-use, urban renewal projects in the country, a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the former Allegheny Center with the goals of revitalizing the community and reconnecting the North Side to downtown Pittsburgh. Nova Place encompasses 1.5 million square feet of office space in addition to many amenities: a 10,000 square foot fitness center dubbed Union Fitness, a modernized, open-to-the-public common area with plush soft seating, a 2-acre outdoor public Plaza, free Comcast wifi, and Pittsburgh’s largest co-working space, Alloy 26. It is located at the confluence of major roadways and mass transit routes, with unparalleled proximity to downtown, the stadiums, museums, restaurants and other cultural destinations unique to Pittsburgh.
YOUR EXPERIENCE: 15-minute guided tours will be available (starting every quarter-hour) to show visitors the new Mall Concourse, the spaces in Alloy 26, and experience our brand-new outdoor community plaza and green space. Visitors will then be allowed to self-explore the 9th floor at Tower Two, with an amazing 360-degree view of Pittsburgh!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Restrooms Available: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms: Yes
Photography Restrictions: None