Cathedral of Learning
Structure in General
- The building is set in a terraced lawn at the University of Pittsburgh campus on the city's east side.
- The Commons Room on the first floor is four stories high, with a vaulted ceiling, Indiana limestone walls, and a green Vermont slate floor.
- Three memorial classrooms galleries surround the Commons Room, each with its own theme.
- The first gallery, the Nationality Rooms, commemorate the nationalities making up Pittsburgh's population. They were designed in the styles of 17 different nations by foreign architects.
- The second gallery contains rooms interpreting the history of western Pennsylvania.
- The third gallery contains memorials to the creators of Pittsburgh.
- The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
- An extensive facade cleaning project began in March 2007.
- Tallest school building in the western hemisphere; the tallest in the world is at Lomonosov Moscow State University Main Building.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings
- City landmark
- National landmark