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U.S. Steel Tower

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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

Usages

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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Location

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

Technical Data

256.34 m
256.34 m
88.52 m
101.32 m
64
3
1970
58

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Features & Amenities

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