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Old 05-23-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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PNC to build new 'eco-friendly' headquarters Downtown

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Old 05-23-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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PPG is only taller with the spires, so it seems. I am happy. It works. A great addition!
Given its prominent central focal point in the skyline, I wish it would have been a tad taller than PPG! None the less, looks great, and can't complain
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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40 is good. Wish they could have pushed it a little higher (unless it was due to the zoning issue I mentioned earlier). Also, I hope they will do something with the top... spire, dome, whatever. It looks a little bland with the flat top, especially since Pittsburgh has so many views that are at or above eye level of the rooftops. Then again, it sounds like they are going to do a living roof much like the living wall on 1PNC, not that that has to be flat, but it probably is easier to manage if flat.

All in all, great news!
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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I have a feeling the proposed design will be revised many times before construction starts..... let's hope a change includes the addition of a *taller* crown.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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Reposting from PNC's website:



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Old 05-23-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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Looks to be about 600' tall.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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https://www.pncsites.com/pnctower/
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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The height, forty stories, is at the low end of being happy, but still qualifies to me. That is all that matters. It is significantly taller than all of the other buidlings just to the northwest, like K & L Gates, EQT, and PNC's other buidlings. The height is good, and allows for another office tower or two to be built this decade. Let's not be like Houston of the 1990s and keep buidling to the sky only to have 50% occupancy a decade later.

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Old 05-23-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I wish it was a little taller but I had unrealistic expectations on the height probably :\. I was hoping they would have added apartments or a hotel and make it the tallest building in the city. It is still a really beautiful building IMO and will add a lot to the skyline and will overtake the PPG Tower as the most modern skyscraper in the city.
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