Very interesting article on how PNC secretly acquired the various properties for this project:
How PNC secretly acquired the parcels for its
new downtown headquarters
by Sean D. Hamill, Pittsburgh Quarterly ; Winter 2012
There were no hidden tape recorders, car chases or safe houses involved, but you can almost hear the theme music from “Mission Impossible” when Gary Saulson, PNC’s director of corporate real estate, describes the steps he took to veil PNC’s purchase of almost a block of downtown Pittsburgh......
Read entire article at http://www.pghquarterly.com/index.ph...nce&Itemid=137