Tower at PNC Place
Preliminary height: approx. 600ft
Square footage: 800,000
Primary tenant: PNC Financial will take 100% of office space, street frontage to be retail
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):
Tower at PNC Plaza site:
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.
The view of the Tower at PNC Plaza from Market Square.
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.