Good morning everyone and happy Monday! I hope that you all enjoyed your weekends!
Today we will kind of piggy back off the theme of Friday, where my post was entitled “Steely sites”. One thing that Pittsburgh is certainly known for is its architecture. walking around the city, you can see it everything, from Gothic to modern influences. One thing that Pittsburgh is not known for however is its tall skyscrapers. Well at least not anymore. Now, that’s not to say that we don’t have distinctive buildings. The first image in this post is what is known to most Pittsburghers as the Steel Building, though it also goes by USX Tower and the UPMC Buildings, called as such for the giant letters that adorn the top of the structure. While it is no great feat of architecture and looks a bit drab, it is the tallest and one of the most recognizable buildings in the ‘Burgh. The rusty metal look to it is the way that the tallest building in the “Steel City” should look!
Next we have a building that has a bit more aesthetic value to it, One PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass) Place. Nearly 20,000 pieces of glass and 230 spires make the six buildings that are known as PPG Place and take up nearly three city blocks, and are by far the most distinctive buildings in the ‘Burgh. There is something for every one in this area if you include the neighboring Market Square, from high end eateries, to sandwich shops, to one of the most fun places to shoot in the city! Just don’t get caught by the tripod police!
Thanks for stopping by today folks, see you all tomorrow!