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Grant Building

Identification

Grant Building
121989

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
brick
applied masonry
brown
Art Deco

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • A beacon on the roof spells out P-I-T-T-S-B-U-R-G-H in Morse code. It can be seen from 150 miles away on a clear night.
  • The building's exterior materials include limestone, brick, and Belgian granite.
  • Pioneer radio station KDKA was located on the third floor.
  • Named for Major James Grant, leader of the failed British attack on Fort Duquesne in 1758 under General Forbes.

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Location

300-316 Grant Street
500-510 Fourth Avenue,
501-513 Third Avenue
330 Grant Street
15219
U.S.A.

Technical Data

485.01 ft
485.01 ft
485.01 ft
40
5
1927
1930

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

construction company, property management, steel supplier, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • Ornamental illumination is installed