107 Sixth Street
Oct 1: 10 A.M - 2 P.M
Oct 2: 10 A.M - 2 P.M
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 Fulton Building rotunda dome was covered in a heavy rubber material to block out light during the air raids of WWII, and was eventually discovered and unmasked 60 years later during renovations. During it’s history, the building served as a office building, WWII hospital court, night court for gasoline war ration violators and a notable nightclub, Heaven. Now the Renaissance stands as luxurious hotel, with a contemporary and sleek design.
Visitors can view the spectacular rotunda, learn more interesting facts about the renovation history of the building through it’s phases of being an office building, WWII hospital and a notable nightclub, and get a peak at the newly renovated Pittsburgh-themed guest suites.