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PPG Place, Pittsburgh

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
PPG Place is a complex in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, consisting of six buildings within three city blocks and five and a half acres. PPG Place was designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee.

Named for its anchor tenant, PPG Industries, who initiated the project for its headquarters, the buildings are all of matching glass design consisting of 19,750 pieces of glass. The complex centers on One PPG Place, a 40-story office building. Groundbreaking ceremonies occurred on January 28, 1981. The complex buildings opened between 1983 and 1984, and a dedication ceremony took place on April 11, 1984. Total cost of construction was $200 million ($529.9 million today). The buildings were sold by The Hillman Company to Highwoods Properties in 2011.

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  • It is a very cool place. the black and white color of the buildings made the square so uniqure and very european feeling.I went during day, there was no one there and evening I can see many people...  more »
  • Went last night, it was wonderful. Still has the magic it would pre pandemic. They even got the Santa displays up. You cannot skate without a reservation but it is still nice to go see the tree, and.....  more »

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