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U.S. Steel Tower

Identification

U.S. Steel Tower
USX Tower
121986

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
cor-ten steel
curtain wall
dark brown
modernism
flat roof

Usage

commercial office
parking

Facts

  • The tower's shape is a triangle with indented corners.
  • U.S. Steel Tower has been the tallest building in Pittsburgh since 1970, and was Pennsylvania's tallest until the completion of One Liberty Place in Philadelphia in 1987.
  • In the initial planning stages, the U.S. Steel Corporation seriously considered making this development the world's tallest building.
  • At the time of its completion this was the world's tallest building outside of New York and Chicago.
  • This building has the largest roof at its height or higher in the world.
  • The Sun-Telegraph Building and dozens of other low-rise buildings formerly stood on this site.
  • This was the first building to use liquid-fireproofed columns.

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More Information

Location

600-648 Grant Street
500-524 Seventh Avenue,
501-525 Sixth Avenue,
701-749 Bigelow Square
600 Grant Street
15219
U.S.A.

Technical Data

841.00 ft
841.00 ft
290.42 ft
332.41 ft
64
3
1970
58

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

facade supplier, foundation company, general contractor, MEP engineering, parking management, structural engineering, tenant

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Plaza is available to the public
  • Raised floors are available