Thursday, September 25, 2014

Towering Jewel

How appropriate for a building that houses a company that started as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (now PPG) to be covered with 19,750 pieces of glass.

The company has been based in downtown Pittsburgh since 1895 and this complex, consisting of six buildings with 231 spires, is the first thing you see when you look at the Pittsburgh skyline.

It's not the tallest building in downtown, but it's the only one that looks like a glass castle, which it sort of is since the buildings contain over one million square feet of clear reflective glass units manufactured by PPG.

It's no surprise the complex has been called the Crown Jewel of the Pittsburgh Skyline.

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Decorina said...

Best building in Pittsburgh. I lived there for 5 months back in 1984. Loved, loved, loved it. The people are wonderful - the weather sucked.

Youins going dahntahn???? I do speak some Pittsburghese.

The Daily Rant said...

DECORINA: I really liked the town. I'd love to go back and explore all the cool neighborhoods I read about. And I did hear about the native language of Pittsburgh. LOL