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List of Famous Pittsburgh Buildings & Structures

Updated June 8, 2017 30k views43 items

List of the famous landmarks that make up the Pittsburgh skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Pittsburgh architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Pittsburgh are included on this list. Information about these Pittsburgh buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Pittsburgh and older historic landmarks.

Cathedral of Learning and Emmanuel Episcopal Church are included on this list along with many more.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Pittsburgh?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Pittsburgh. Famous architectural houses within the city of Pittsburgh are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
  • 11 Stanwix Street, formerly known as Westinghouse Tower, is one of the major distinctive and recognizable features of Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The tower was originally built and named for the Westinghouse Corporation; in 1999 that company went through a restructuring and moved its headquarters to its longtime research park in the suburb of Monroeville, before expansions in their operations necessitated a move to a larger suburban complex in Cranberry Township. Tenants today include IBM, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the advertising firm Brunner and the local headquarters of First Niagara Financial Group. 11 Stanwix Street was completed on November 24,  ...more
    • City/Town: Pennsylvania, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1970
    • Structural Height (m): 108.2
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    525 William Penn Place

    525 William Penn Place was completed in 1951 for the Mellon National Bank and the U.S. Steel Corporation. At 520 feet tall, it was the second tallest building in Pittsburgh until 1970, the third tallest until 1984. The building has 41 floors and approximately 950,000 square feet of office space. Presently it is the third largest office building by square feet in downtown Pittsburgh.  ...more
    • City/Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1951
    • Structural Height (m): 158.5
    • City/Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Architect: Henry Hobson Richardson
    • Created By: Henry Hobson Richardson
    • Style: Romanesque architecture
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    Allegheny Observatory

    The Allegheny Observatory is an American astronomical research institution, a part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh. The facility is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and is designated as a Pennsylvania state and Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation historic landmark.  ...more
    • City/Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Style: Classical Revival