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Old Posted May 25, 2012, 1:41 AM
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PITTSBURGH l 350 Fifth Ave l FT l 33 FLOORS

350 Fifth Ave will be located at the intersection of Fifth and Smithfield in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh. It will require the demolition of the 7-story Frank & Seder department store, built in 1917.

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33 Floors
772,000 sq ft of office space
$238M project cost
41 spaces of underground parking
Developer: Oxford Development
Architect: DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design

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http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburg...ower-plan.html


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Oxford introduces office tower plan

Pittsburgh Business Times by Tim Schooley, Reporter
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 4:42pm EDT - Last Modified: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 5:09pm EDT

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The company’s leadership introduced a plan to replace a long established six-story building at 441 Smithfield Street with a new 33-story, 772,000-square-foot office tower, based on a design by Green Tree-based DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design.

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Old Posted May 25, 2012, 3:03 AM
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350 Fifth Ave will be located at the intersection of Fifth and Smithfield in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh. It will require the demolition of the 7-story Frank & Seder department store, built in 1917.

Stats:

33 Floors
772,000 sq ft of office space
$238M project cost
41 spaces of underground parking
Developer: Oxford Development
Architect: DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design

Renderings from wtae.com





Press Release

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburg...ower-plan.html
Wow great news for Pittsburgh! This and the PNC building! I hope it comes to fruition.
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Old Posted May 25, 2012, 1:00 PM
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The sky terrace and massing of that block makes me hope this gets built.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2012, 1:38 AM
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I'm not into this one. My vote goes to rehabbing the current building on that site. This thing looks so awkward.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2012, 6:10 PM
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I'm sure future renderings will look much better. Build the tower!
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I hope that's the case, but I'm not holding my breath. Astorino's track record isn't the best.
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I didn't realize this design was by Astorino. I looked into it and it was DLA architects. Which then confused me more. I did work with Astorino through a different company. I am familiar with;

http://www.astorino.com/
located on fort Pitt Boulevard, large AE firm, and has engineers

I am not familiar with;

http://www.dlastorino.com/
who is the firm that developed that hideous tower.

Different firm, same family that broke off and did DLA?
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2012, 6:06 PM
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Here is a screenshot from oxford's website. I actually really like how it interacts with the rest of the skyline. Fingers crossed that a tenant is found!


image credit: Oxford Development
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It looks much better in that rendering.
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Here is a screenshot from oxford's website. I actually really like how it interacts with the rest of the skyline. Fingers crossed that a tenant is found!


image credit: Oxford Development
Is 3 PNC the tower on the left in this photo?
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no, that is the Tower at PNC Plaza.
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no, that is the Tower at PNC Plaza.
My mistake. I meant the Tower at PNC.
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I also like the rendering in that perspective. I'm still a little torn tho between building a 30-story building or preserving what they have. I do have to say, Pittsburgh can certainly use something vertical in its skyline. At least it's not going to go away to make way for a one-or-two story building. I would raise hell if that were the case! I didn't exactly like that we lost the 5th and Wood building to make way for a 4-story no-big-deal Macys that ultimately closed up after what, 6 years? I must say tho, even that looks nice as Piatt Place...
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Oxford Development seeks an anchor for proposed Downtown skyscraper

August 16, 2012 00:16:29

By Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Oxford Development Co. has approached four to five companies about anchoring a proposed $238 million, 33-story skyscraper Downtown and is confident that it can get one to sign on.

"Our project, we feel, is definitely still in play," said Shawn Fox, director of business development for Oxford. .....

Read entire article at :http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...craper-649154/
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Site's Downtown redevelopment marketed amid high-rise plans

October 6, 2012 12:14 am

By Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Oxford Development Co. has begun marketing a $40 million redevelopment of a seven-story building at 441 Smithfield St., Downtown, but that doesn't mean the firm has given up on plans for a $238 million, 33-story skyscraper at the site, a spokesman said. .........

Read entire article at: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...e-plans-656400
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^Well, according to the news article we will find out by the end of this year (in the next 90 days!) if the Burgh will be getting a SECOND huge tower to rise with the Tower at PNC Plaza; I feel like this development is a win-win. A renovation of the existing building would be great to but I would love to see this "sleeper block" suddenly anchored by two 30+ story glass curtain high rises.
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Here's the $40 million rehab rendering



Which they said would be renovated following closely to their very successful conversion of the Penn Avenue Place (formerly a Hornes department store):

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Old Posted Oct 8, 2012, 7:28 AM
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And here's a larger resize of the potential SUPER block of two new 500-600 towers rising at the same time, both slated to be 33 floors for a total of $638 million in development of that block between Smithfield and Wood!


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I'd be rather surprised if Oxford development can pull off an anchor tenant for this project and expect them to announce the renovation option. Still, there is hope and a few months to go in their self imposed deadline. If the skyscraper option gets nixed, it would be a win for the preservationists who are upset at the possible elimination of the existing building on site.
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the rendering of the skyscraper on Oxford's website is TONS better than the original ones
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