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Old 01-10-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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there was a dinner up the and was closed in 2001 I herad, it was because of 9/11

Well, there wasn't a dinner, but there WAS a restaurant.

And you heard wrong... it did NOT close due to 9/11. It closed because of a lease dispute.

"In a terse statement, Cleveland-based Select Restaurants Inc. said that "the landlord is unwilling to accept any new terms and conditions for the Top of the Triangle to extend its lease." "
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:44 PM
 
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well how would I go to the 62 floor? whats on that floor that I could go to?


there was a dinner up the and was closed in 2001 I herad, it was because of 9/11

It is all UPMC big wig offices, you can't get up there.

In fact, you will not be able to get anywhere in there. Security is VERY tight.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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Default US steel tower Pittsburgh

I can ride there elevators with out even asking gaurds because my uncle works on the 40th floor
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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I can get in the us steel tower elevators with out asking guards because my uncle works in that building on the 40th floor
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Since 9/11, it's impossible to get into the US Steel Tower unless you have business there. You first have to take the escalator to the mezzanine to security, they confirm that you are expected, they take your picture, you have to show ID, then you are issued a photo pass that you have to wear while you're in the building. It's pretty much the same with the other skyscrapers downtown over 20 stories tall.
Old thread, I know. I'm just remembering my days (they were all pre-9/11) of picking up stuff from various customers in the city, including places like 58th floor of US Steel Tower, 50-odd floor of BNY Mellon, 40-something in One Oxford Centre, high floors in the Gulf Tower, etc. Fun stuff. The US Steel elevators to the high floors were by far the fastest, it seemed, even though some of the other buildings were newer. I've taken the freight elevators in all those buildings too. The US Steel one is particularly impressive, much larger than most of the others.

Security was tight even back then at some buildings, like the EQT Tower (required electronic card to get to proper floor on freight elevator), One PPG Place (had to have visitor sticker just to go in regular elevator), etc. But I don't even remember signing in at the freight elevator in a lot of them, much less signing in just to go upstairs.

Usually didn't get much if any view, though. Elevators are in the center of the building!
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Greensburg, PA
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Are you one of those people who like to film elevators as a hobby? There's a lot of videos on YouTube with people who film different types of elevators and whatnot. If I were you, I would probably speak to someone in charge of managing the building and explain to them what your hobby is about and maybe you'll get lucky, but you'll likely be escorted by a security guard the entire time you're there.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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I can get in the us steel tower elevators with out asking guards because my uncle works in that building on the 40th floor
I have a very hard time believing that just because your uncle works in the building (umm.... thousands of people work in that building) you can come and go as you please and not check in with the security desk.

Riding elevators for kicks in a post 9-11 world is a great way to build yourself a file with Homeland Security.

I work in one of the skyscrapers downtown... the idea of someone riding the elevator just for fun (clarification- an adult someone, not like a 6 year old kid) creeps me out.
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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The tallest publicly accessible elevator in the city is probably the Cathedral of Learning's.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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I have a very hard time believing that just because your uncle works in the building (umm.... thousands of people work in that building) you can come and go as you please and not check in with the security desk.

Riding elevators for kicks in a post 9-11 world is a great way to build yourself a file with Homeland Security.

I work in one of the skyscrapers downtown... the idea of someone riding the elevator just for fun (clarification- an adult someone, not like a 6 year old kid) creeps me out.
It's virtually impossible to do. I work in the building and you need an ID badge from a company in the building or you have to register/check in at the security desk to get a visitor badge. Guards stand by the ID swipes at either entrances so you can't just stroll by without a visitor badge.

Either he is lying or his father as circumvented rules.
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