2018 Insider Tours

Below is the list of Insider Tours that were available during DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh 2018.

ALCOSAN Insider Tour

Neighborhood: Northside

Where does the water from your bathtub go? What about all that rainwater after a summer storm? How does ALCOSAN work every day to keep our rivers and streams clean for this generation and the next? H...
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Cost: Free Get Tickets
Behind-the-Scenes Avian Hospital Guided Tour

Neighborhood: Northside

Dr. Pilar Fish, Director of Veterinary Medicine, and her outstanding team provide the National Aviary's birds with dedicated prenatal, natal and preventative care, as well as cutting-edge surgical and...
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Cost: $40 Get Tickets
Downtown Green Building Tour

Neighborhood: Downtown

Join Green Building Alliance for a walking tour in Downtown showcasing how some of Pittsburgh's most recognizable buildings are pursuing high performance and sustainability. GBA advances innovation...
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Cost: $15 Get Tickets
Downtown Pittsburgh: 20th century Modern Art & Architecture

Neighborhood: Downtown

Join the Pittsburgh Modern Committee of Preservation Pittsburgh for a guided walking tour exploring the relationship between modern & postmodern public art, materials and architectural experience ...
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Cost: $20.00 Get Tickets
Highs and Lows of Classical Architecture in Downtown Pittsburgh

Neighborhood: Downtown

The classical orders of architecture have roots in Ancient Greece and Rome. A couple thousand years later, the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders are present throughout downtown. Who uses them well...
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Cost: $10 Get Tickets
Modern & Postmodern Architecture in Downtown Pittsburgh

Neighborhood: Downtown

In the second half of the twentieth century many impressive buildings have been added to Pittsburgh's Downtown. Major construction materials and technological innovations were pioneered, developed an...
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Cost: $25 Get Tickets
Modern Public Art, Artists + Architecture

Neighborhood: Downtown

Beginning with the monumental outdoor mosaic installed by artist Virgil Cantini in 1964 and slated for removal and relocation in the near future, join Design Nation for a guided walking tour exploring...
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Cost: $15 Get Tickets
Module's Latham House - the future of urban living

Neighborhood: Downtown

Module’s first build in Pittsburgh, this 880 Sq. Ft. home is tucked away in the neighborhood of Friendship, sitting just across the street from the community garden. This home was built for Annabell...
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Cost: $15 Get Tickets
Notorious Pittsburgh

Neighborhood: Downtown

Behind the facades of some of Pittsburgh's beautiful buildings lurks a seedier past. Chris will take you for a loop of the Blvd Allies, across Grant Street and back again, sharing stories from prohib...
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Cost: $15 Get Tickets
Retail Ramble: A Tour of Best-Loved Department Stores

Neighborhood: Downtown

Where are five Department Stores in downtown Pittsburgh?   You'll see them on this tour.  You'll recognize their architectural features and learn about these turn of the ...
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Cost: $20 Get Tickets
Sinners and Saints - A Captured::Pittsburgh Downtown Photography Tour

Neighborhood: Downtown

We invite you to join Captured::Pittsburgh in a photography tour of the houses of Pittsburghers Sinners and Saints. We'll start the tour with a visit to the home of Allegheny County's (and the City o...
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Cost: $20 Get Tickets
Soldiers & Sailors Vault Tour

Neighborhood: Downtown

Tour Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum with Tim Neff VP/Director of Museum and Education. Get a chance to peek inside one of the museum's unique storage areas known as the "vault&...
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Cost: $30 Get Tickets
Taking Liberty: Pittsburgh's Red Light District Tour

Neighborhood: Downtown

Flashback to the late 1970's, when Liberty Avenue was home to vice instead of art."Taking Liberty" is Pittsburgh's tour through the former red light district. Chris will share stories...
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Cost: $20 Get Tickets
The Benter Foundation/Avenue Four Analytics

Neighborhood: Downtown

In the 1905 era Benedum Trees Building, a recent renovation reinterprets classical elements for the digital age. During the tour, visitors will see a three-story complex of offices for a technology fi...
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Cost: Free Get Tickets
The History and People of Central Catholic High School

Neighborhood: Oakland

Opened in 1927 with an inaugural class of 488 boys from 42 surrounding parishes in the central section of the city, Central Catholic High School has a 90-year legacy of educating young men. Guided by...
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WELL Builiding and Historical Bank: Home of Desmone Architects

Neighborhood: Downtown

A walk through the Desmone Architecture office space in an iconic historic bank building where Lawrenceville meets the Strip District. The tour includes a look at the original banking area and an e...
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Cost: $15 Get Tickets

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