Skyline & Modern Architecture, Pittsburgh Photos

Pittsburgh's early architectural traditions continue in its major skyscrapers with innovations starting in the 1950s. The geography of Pittsburgh has formed these skyscrapers into a coherent skyline to be enjoyed from surrounding hills & riverfronts.

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I-279 Bridge & Point State Park where Monongahela & Allegheny Rivers join to form Ohio River with Heinz Stadium. Pittsburgh, PA.I-279 Bridge & Point State Park with Heinz Stadium. Pittsburgh, PA.Skyline of Pittsburgh from observation deck of Monongahela Incline Railroad. Pittsburgh, PA.Golden Triangle skyline of Pittsburgh with black Westinghouse Tower, white National City Center & PPG Place with escarpment of Allegheny River beyond. Pittsburgh, PA.
I-279 Bridge & Point State Park where Monongahela & Allegheny Rivers join to form Ohio River with Heinz Stadium. Pittsburgh, PA.I-279 Bridge & Point State Park with Heinz Stadium. Pittsburgh, PA.Skyline of Pittsburgh from observation deck of Monongahela Incline Railroad. Pittsburgh, PA.Golden Triangle skyline of Pittsburgh with black Westinghouse Tower, white National City Center & PPG Place with escarpment of Allegheny River beyond. Pittsburgh, PA.
Heritage skyscrapers of Pittsburgh against ever higher buildings moving east on the downtown triangle. Pittsburgh, PA.Heritage buildings Benedum-Trees by Thomas H. Scott, Investment by John Donn, & Arrott by Frederick J. Osterling in front of skyscrapers. Pittsburgh, PA.Dominion Tower. Pittsburgh, PA.Red Ariba Building by William Lescaze behind One PNC Plaza by Welton Becket. Pittsburgh, PA.
Heritage skyscrapers of Pittsburgh against ever higher buildings moving east on the downtown triangle. Pittsburgh, PA.Heritage buildings Benedum-Trees (1905) (19 floors) by Thomas H. Scott, Investment (1927) (21 floors) by John Donn, & Arrott (1902) (18 floors) by Frederick J. Osterling in front of skyscrapers. Pittsburgh, PA.Dominion Tower (1987) (625 Liberty Ave.) (32 floors). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Assoc..Red Ariba Building (former FreeMarkets Center) (1968) (39 floors) by William Lescaze behind One PNC Plaza (1972) (30 floors) by Welton Becket. Pittsburgh, PA.
Double black octagonal towers of PNC Plaza. Pittsburgh, PA.Heritage & modern buildings mix along Smithfield Street. Pittsburgh, PA.Pittsburgh's tallest buildings along Grant Street. Pittsburgh, PA.Allegheny County Courthouse tower. Pittsburgh, PA.
Double black octagonal towers of PNC Plaza (1975) (620 Liberty Ave.) (34 floors). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Heritage & modern buildings mix along Smithfield Street. Pittsburgh, PA.Pittsburgh's tallest buildings along Grant Street. Pittsburgh, PA.Allegheny County Courthouse tower (250ft) (1888) (436 Grant St.) (5 floors). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Henry Hobson Richardson. On National Register.
Summits of black U.S. Steel Tower, white One Oxford Centre, & tan One Mellon Center. Pittsburgh, PA.Grant Building. Pittsburgh, PA.Golden Triangle view from Monongahela River level. Pittsburgh, PA.Black Westinghouse Tower, white National City Center & PPG Place over Monongahela River. Pittsburgh, PA.
Summits of black U.S. Steel Tower, white One Oxford Centre, & tan One Mellon Center. Pittsburgh, PA.Grant Building (1930) (330 Grant St.) (40 floors). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Henry Hornbostel, Eric Fisher Wood.Golden Triangle view from Monongahela River level. Pittsburgh, PA.Black Westinghouse Tower, white National City Center & PPG Place over Monongahela River. Pittsburgh, PA.
Westinghouse Tower. Pittsburgh, PA.National City Center. Pittsburgh, PA.Modern building with Victorian flavor beside PPG Place above Monongahela River. Pittsburgh, PA.One PPG Place. Pittsburgh, PA.
Westinghouse Tower (1970) (11 Stanwix St.) (23 floors). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Harrison & Abramovitz.National City Center (1983) (20 Stanwix St.) (20 floors). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Modern building with Victorian flavor beside PPG Place above Monongahela River. Pittsburgh, PA.One PPG Place (1984) (40 floors). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects.
Crown of One PPG Place. Pittsburgh, PA.Fifth Avenue Place behind & One PPG Place. Pittsburgh, PA.Fifth Avenue Place or Highmark tower. Pittsburgh, PA.Fifth Avenue Place. Pittsburgh, PA.
Crown of One PPG Place. Pittsburgh, PA.Fifth Avenue Place behind & One PPG Place. Pittsburgh, PA.Fifth Avenue Place or Highmark tower. Pittsburgh, PA.Fifth Avenue Place (1988) (120 Fifth Ave.) (31 floors). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: The Stubbins Assoc., Inc., Williams Trebilcock Whitehead.
Fifth Avenue Place, Ariba, & PNC Plaza towers. Pittsburgh, PA.Dominion Tower. Pittsburgh, PA.Dominion Tower Entrance. Pittsburgh, PA.Dominion Tower, Ariba, & PNC Plaza towers. Pittsburgh, PA.
Fifth Avenue Place, Ariba, & PNC Plaza towers. Pittsburgh, PA.Dominion Tower (1987) (625 Liberty Ave.) (32 floors). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Assoc..Dominion Tower Entrance. Pittsburgh, PA.Dominion Tower, Ariba, & PNC Plaza towers. Pittsburgh, PA.
Ariba & PNC towers. Pittsburgh, PA.Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts with Dominion & PNC Plaza towers. Pittsburgh, PA.Gateway Center Buildings. Pittsburgh, PA.Gateway Center Building. Pittsburgh, PA.
Ariba & PNC towers. Pittsburgh, PA.Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts (1927 & 71) (former Loew's Penn Theater) with Dominion & PNC Plaza towers. Pittsburgh, PA.Gateway Center Buildings (1952) (Golden Triangle). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Eggers & Higgins.Gateway Center Building (1952) (Golden Triangle). Pittsburgh, PA.
Pittsburgh Hilton. Pittsburgh, PA.Regional Enterprise Tower. Pittsburgh, PA.Oliver Building & Regional Enterprise Tower. Pittsburgh, PA.Omni William Penn Hotel with U.S. Steel Tower behind. Pittsburgh, PA.
Pittsburgh Hilton (1959) (Commonwealth Place) (22 floors). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: William B. Tabler Architects.Regional Enterprise Tower (1953) (425 Sixth Ave.) (30 floors). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Harrison & Abramovitz, Altenhof & Brown, Mitchell & Ritchey.Oliver Building & Regional Enterprise Tower. Pittsburgh, PA.Omni William Penn Hotel (1916) (530 William Penn Place) (18 floors) with U.S. Steel Tower behind. Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Janssen & Abbott. On National Register.
One Mellon Center over Omni William Penn Hotel. Pittsburgh, PA.U.S. Steel Tower. Pittsburgh, PA.One Oxford Centre. Pittsburgh, PA.One Oxford Centre. Pittsburgh, PA.
One Mellon Center (1983) (500 Grant St.) (54 floors) over Omni William Penn Hotel. Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Welton Becket & Assoc..U.S. Steel Tower (1970) (600 Grant St.) (64 floors). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Harrison, Abramovitz & Abbe.One Oxford Centre (1983) (301 Grant St.) (45 floors). Pittsburgh, PA. Architect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum.One Oxford Centre. Pittsburgh, PA.

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