The Oliver Building

The Oliver Building

535 Smithfield Street | 10 am to 1 pm


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. A volunteer docent will be on-site to provide more information about the lobby and the man who built the building.


The Henry W. Oliver Building was built from 1907-1910 by Daniel Burnham. Before you enter, notice the impressive terracotta clad over the steel frame structure. Henry Oliver planned that the building would serve to consolidate the management of his steel and coal operations, and as a way to leave a mark on the city’s growing skyline.

In 2015 McKnight Realty Partners recently converted the top 11 floors of the building into the Embassy Suites, Hilton Downtown Pittsburgh. The hotel’s Sky Lobby on the 25th floor provides guests a memorable check-in experience, offering panoramic views of Pittsburgh from 348 feet up.

Wheelchair Accessible Entrance: YES
Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms: YES
Public Restrooms: YES
Photography Allowed: YES

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh thanks our community partners
for their generous support.
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The Mendel & Sylvia Solomon charitable trust
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