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PPG Place

Identification

PPG Place
office complex
104595

Map

Facts

  • The entire PPG Place complex has 231 glass spires.
  • The complex has 231 total spires shared across the six buildings.
  • The complex rests on 5.5 total acres, including a 1 acre plaza.
  • PPG Industries lined the buildings of the complex with nearly a million square feet of its own neutral silver Solarban clear reflective glass.
  • An obelisk made of rose granite and designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee stands 44 feet high in the center of the public plaza.
  • The reflective glass of the complex was chosen not only to showcase PPG's product, but to honor the hills, rivers and other buildings that comprise Pittsburgh's unique topography.
  • The neo-gothic style of the complex, particularly among Building One, was chosen to bridge the architectural gap among the many styles in Pittsburgh, from the old gothic Cathedral of Learning to the international style Westinghouse Building.

Location

Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

Involved Companies


Zion & Breen

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# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 exterior-seen-from-mt-washington One PPG Place 635 ft 40 skyscraper 1984
2 fromfaraway-seen-from-mt-washington Six PPG Place 223 ft 14 high-rise building 1984
3 Four PPG Place ≈80 ft 6 low-rise building 1984
4 Three PPG Place ≈80 ft 6 low-rise building 1984
5 Two PPG Place ≈80 ft 6 low-rise building 1984
6 Five PPG Place ≈80 ft 6 low-rise building 1984
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