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Old 12-02-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Scan from the PG print edition (via skyscraperpage.com forum)
It looks even better and I think it looks taller in that rendering than any other I've seen IMO. Aren't they supposed to start demolition on the site this winter?
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: ELFS
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Fifth Avenue Place? Sure. It touches on art deco, which influenced both the Koppers Building and Gulf Tower, yet was a bold design in 1985. Personally, it is my favorite Downtown office tower. That's my opinion.
I think it is the ugliest building in Pgh. It screams "1987," and not in a good way. That's my opinion.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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Fifth Avenue Place?
I believe the official name is "The Big Pencil."
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:45 PM
 
Location: South Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I think it is the ugliest building in Pgh. It screams "1987," and not in a good way.
I was BORN in 1987, I take offense to that good sir!

For what it's worth, I personally think Oxford Centre is a bigger travesty of 1980's architecture. At least Fifth Avenue Place is striving for that Art Deco sense of scaling like the great skyscraper boom of the 1920s and 30s. Oxford is just like the "glass and steel boxes" of the 60s but it's octagonal instead of rectangular.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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not sure how i feel about the new rendering. I'd be happier if I had a more detailed rendering with different angles. guess i'll have to wait
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: ELFS
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I was BORN in 1987, I take offense to that good sir!

For what it's worth, I personally think Oxford Centre is a bigger travesty of 1980's architecture. At least Fifth Avenue Place is striving for that Art Deco sense of scaling like the great skyscraper boom of the 1920s and 30s. Oxford is just like the "glass and steel boxes" of the 60s but it's octagonal instead of rectangular.
I didn't know which one Oxford Centre was, as I never cross its path. While IMO it's nowhere near as ugly as Fifth Avenue Place, which I have to stare at as I wait for the 71A, I don't like it much, either. It reminds me more of buildings from the '70s, though, than the '80s (it had a style twin or two in Portland, OR).
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:05 PM
 
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Kind of reminds me of NYC's Lipstick Building

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Old 12-02-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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7 stories shorter? blahh.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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I think it is the ugliest building in Pgh. It screams "1987," and not in a good way. That's my opinion.
Well the Regional Enterprise Tower screams "1957," and the Gulf Building screams "1937." I wonder why?

Maybe the Tower at PNC Plaza will scream "2017" by the middle of the 21st Century.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: ELFS
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Well the Regional Enterprise Tower screams "1957," and the Gulf Building screams "1937." I wonder why?

Maybe the Tower at PNC Plaza will scream "2017" by the middle of the 21st Century.
The '80s were a dreadful period for architecture, not just in Pgh, but everywhere. 1957 and 1937, not so.
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