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Old Posted May 24, 2011, 2:51 PM
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PITTSBURGH | Tower at PNC Plaza | 545 FT / 166 M | 32 FLOORS

Tower at PNC Place
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Preliminary height: approx. 600ft
Floors: 40
Square footage: 800,000
Primary tenant: PNC Financial will take 100% of office space, street frontage to be retail
Price: $400M
Begin construction: 2012
End construction: 2015
Special features: "World's greenest skyscraper"
Architect: Gensler (San Francisco)
Construction: PJ Dick (Pittsburgh)

PNC's announcement (featuring video):
http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/pnc/42893/

Tower at PNC Plaza site:
https://www.pncsites.com/pnctower/
newspaper:
http://post-gazette.com/pg/11144/1148681-28.stm

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PNC planning '12 start on new headquarters tower

Billed as the world's greenest skyscraper, $400M structure will rise 40 stories and house offices for 3,000 employees


Tuesday, May 24, 2011
By Mark Belko, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PNC Financial Services Group has finally fessed up: It will build the world's greenest skyscraper -- about 40 stories in all and nearly all glass -- in the heart of Downtown.

The disclosure came Monday at the Fairmont Pittsburgh, where PNC showed off plans for the $400 million "skyrise" that will serve as its worldwide headquarters.

But the Tower at PNC Plaza won't be any ordinary skyscraper.

PNC officials are promising that the building will exceed the highest rating given for environmentally friendly design by the U.S. Green Building Council and enliven the Downtown skyline.

"We think the Tower at PNC Plaza will be a destination. We think it will draw people from around the world who will want to come and see this building and, hopefully, we'll find some people who will want to emulate it," said Gary Saulson, PNC's director of corporate real estate.

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The view of the Tower at PNC Plaza from Market Square.


Larry Roberts/Post-Gazette
PNC CEO Jim Rohr announced plans for The Tower at PNC Plaza -- an "eco-friendly" 40-story skyscraper that will become its corporate headquarters. It will be built between Fifth and Forbes.


The location of the Tower at PNC Plaza will be between PPG Place and the U.S. Steel building.


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Old Posted May 24, 2011, 3:39 PM
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Sweet the thread is up

That's an awesome looking building.
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Old Posted May 24, 2011, 4:44 PM
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This is long overdue. Pittsburgh hasn't had a single highrise built since 1987, and even new midrises were scarce until after 2000. Maybe I'm wrong, but it's possible that Pittsburgh's skyline literally did not change during the 1990's. But now office space in the city is bursting at the seams. Vacancy rates in downtown Pittsburgh are only about 10%, and in some areas near the universities, it's essentially zero. This has helped fill office space in adjacent neighborhoods, which is a good thing, but the problem is, most neighborhoods away from downtown and the universities don't have enough office space to pick up the slack for long. This new skyscraper should free up some office space downtown at a time when it's desperately needed.
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Old Posted May 24, 2011, 5:10 PM
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Screencap from https://www.pncsites.com/pnctower/ :




I like that this tower is being built with no public funds or incentives.
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Old Posted May 24, 2011, 5:13 PM
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Old Posted May 24, 2011, 5:26 PM
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Those atriums are amazing. Hoooooooooo! Can't wait to see this thing rise in the skyline.
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Old Posted May 24, 2011, 5:40 PM
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Those atriums are amazing. Hoooooooooo! Can't wait to see this thing rise in the skyline.
Too bad it won't be done till 2015. I know you hate waiting, Aaron!




We need to have CMU get working on some skyscraper building robots that could crank this thing out in about 6 months.
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Old Posted May 24, 2011, 6:47 PM
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We need to have CMU get working on some skyscraper building robots that could crank this thing out in about 6 months.
Like those little robots that rebuilt that apartment building in Batteries Not Included?
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Old Posted May 24, 2011, 7:24 PM
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Wow this is big news for Pittsburgh!!

Link to a very large image - http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/pn...campusview.jpg
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Agreed this is long overdue. As much as like the juxtaposition of Pittsburgh's skyline, many of the buildings themselves are very eighties looking. This is a long overdue breath of fresh air.
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wow, this is awesome! it really pulls Pittsburgh into the 21st. century!
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Okay all of you talented artists, get to work on showing us how this sexy new thang is going to look from the various skyline angles!
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i jumped in my seat when i read 600 feet! then i jumped again when i saw the renders! awesome tower, and i hope this brings in a bunch of new developments in downtown Pittsburgh!
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Sharp-looking tower and I like that it plugs the "gap" from the view in the pic above.
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About time Pittsburgh!

Of course a lot of cities would love to have this right now...
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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 1:24 AM
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NICE!!!!!
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I don't even know what I'm looking at. They need to get more textured with the renders before I can decide whether this is going to look awesome or like some eco-joke.
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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 3:15 AM
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It's a Gensler building. Odds are good it's not going to be an eco-joke.
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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 3:18 AM
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I like the design, especially the non-square shape of the building as well as the street to roof glass. I am a little surprised and disappointed they are planning a height so close to the BNY MELLON Center without going over it. The final height is as of yet to be determined but it looks like it will settle in somewhere between Pittsburgh's 4th to 6th tallest building.
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