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Old 12-02-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: East End of Pittsburgh
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Default The Tower @ PNC Plaza Update

Did anyone see the new rendering for the tower? It is showcased in the Post Gazette Business section. It appears to have rounded edges. It also shows an amazing view from Fifth Avenue. You can see it in relation to 3 PNC. Amazing!
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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Did anyone see the new rendering for the tower? It is showcased in the Post Gazette Business section. It appears to have rounded edges. It also shows an amazing view from Fifth Avenue. You can see it in relation to 3 PNC. Amazing!
You know, if you saw it first, then you could grant us all the courtesy of the link so we don't have to scavenge for it.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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Scan from the PG print edition (via skyscraperpage.com forum)

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Old 12-02-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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It's different from the original rendering, but I kind of like it. We don't have enough "round" buildings downtown, so this should add some variety.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Good work Eugo. In the description below it says it is down from forty stories of office space to thirty-three stories. I personally never saw an article that said that there would be forty stories of office space, only that the buidling would be about "forty stories in all." This still seems to be the case as the roof in this latest rendering looks to be nearly six stories tall, plus two stories dedicated to public use. The building still appears to be about six hundred feet and still the sixth tallest Downtown.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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That thing is beautiful. I'm very into these new renderings!
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: South Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Should add an interesting new dimension to the Downtown Skyline (nuwaver88 is dead-on about the unique curved shape), especially when viewed from the south or Mount Washington.

I saw the image on the Post-Gazette print edition first as well but was surprised that it was nowhere to be found on their website...
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Downtown could use another skyscraper with rounded edges. One Mellon Bank Center, One Oxford Centre and Two PNC have rounded edges, but the rest of the talls have squared edges. It is nice to have balance. That is the thing about Pittsburgh's skyline. There is thought that goes int to how the buildings fit into into the skyline annd cityscape. That is why it is one of the best in the USA, even it is not necessarily the biggest.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:37 PM
 
Location: ELFS
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That is the thing about Pittsburgh's skyline. There is thought that goes into how the buildings fit into into the skyline and cityscape.
Then explain Fifth Avenue Place.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Then explain Fifth Avenue Place.
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.
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