Originally Posted by gallacus
After I loaded the SketchUp that someone posted earlier into my Google Earth and looked around from different vantage points, I was surprised how little this building affects the skyline. There's really only one prominent vantage point in the city (Grandview Ave.) where it isn't either concealed or lumped in with a cluster of adjacent buildings. Not that that's a bad thing, I just assumed it would really change the skyline from almost every vantage point.
Yeah, not surpising. Pittsburgh is dense with several large tower clusters. People were expecting the recently completed 3PNC/Reed Smith tower to make an impact but from many angles you can't see it at all.
Nothing under about 650+ft is even going to stand out unless it is strategically placed.