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Old Posted Feb 20, 2016, 4:16 PM
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Fulton Building In Pittsburgh, PA

Does anyone know any more information about this building or when I can find out more info on this building.

I've always liked it and wanted to find out more about it!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_Building
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2016, 3:09 AM
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Not sure what else there's to say about it. This is the excerpt from Buildings of Pennsylvania by the Society of Architectural Historians:

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This is the sole survivor of a set of downtown skyscrapers erected by Henry Phipps, the most socially minded of Carnegie's partners, for both profit and social betterment. Grosvenor Atterbury, creator of innovative housing designs in Forest Hills, New York, was as progressive as his patron, although in Pittsburgh only this commercial tower (now a 300-room hotel) survives, and not his Pittsburgh bath houses, swimming pools, or subsidized housing. The Fulton's trademark was its seven-story-high arch fronting the Allegheny, which twenty years later also became the leitmotif for the neighboring Roberto Clemente Bridge (AL13.1). That visual homage to the riverfront—all too rare in Pittsburgh—was made complete around 1990, when trompe l'oeil painter Richard Haas added a bold mural about steelmaking on the bare riverfront facade of the Byham (formerly Gayety) Theater (101 6th Street) of 1903.
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Thanks for the info

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Not sure what else there's to say about it. This is the excerpt from Buildings of Pennsylvania by the Society of Architectural Historians:
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Old Posted May 31, 2017, 1:26 AM
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GWHH,

Here are some photos I took of the Fulton Building, which is now a Renaissance Hotel:











All photos taken by geomorph in 2012.
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2017, 2:10 AM
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This looks familiar...
 
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I really love this building. I like what they did with the interior too - I remember sitting in this lobby many years ago.
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