Seventh Highest Building In Pgh

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Seventh Highest Building In Pgh

  1. 1. Seventh highest building in PGH ?<br />
  2. 2. Peci<br />
  3. 3. Beginnings …<br />1921 – John Bowman tenth chancellor of the University.<br />Frick Acres – Mellon family<br />Gothic architects - Charles Klauder - two years to finish<br />“the masonry was started from the top downward”<br />
  4. 4. Who is the tallest in PGH …<br />1926 - the tallest building in Pittsburgh<br />Now the seventh<br />The U.S. Steel Tower<br />However, the tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere.<br />
  5. 5. How …<br />donations from industries<br />Corporations<br />Individuals<br />foreign governments<br />&quot;Buy a Brick for Pitt“<br />97,000 certificates<br />
  6. 6. Rooms<br />Commons Room<br />Nationality Rooms<br />Classrooms<br />Croghan-Schenley Ballroom<br />Darlington Memorial Library<br />Braun Room<br /><ul><li>University Honors College
  7. 7. Babcock Room
  8. 8. Studio Theater
  9. 9. McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success</li></li></ul><li>Commons Room<br />52 ft (16 m) tall<br />Very expensive<br />&quot;You cannot build a great University with fraud in it“ Bowman<br />
  10. 10. Nationality Rooms<br />27 Nationality Rooms (not sure)<br />Where ? – 1 and 3<br />When ? – 1926<br />Who ? - each nationality that had a significant number of people in Pittsburgh <br />
  11. 11. Croghan-Schenley Ballroom - room 156<br />A story behind …<br />William S. Miller, then president of Steelwood Corp., purchased the Croghan mansion<br />1955 - were dismantled and rebuilt in the Cathedral<br />
  12. 12. Darlington Memorial Library<br />Where ? – sixth floor<br />American history and literature<br />Entrance<br />Main Room<br />
  13. 13. Braun Room and University Honors College<br />Where BR? - twelfth floor <br />Where UHC ? -35th and 36th <br />Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil) degree<br />
  14. 14. Summary<br />The tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere.<br />&quot;Buy a Brick for Pitt“<br />Nationality Rooms<br />“They shall find wisdom here and faith—in steel and stone, in character and thought—they shall find beauty, adventure, and moments of high victory,” John Bowman.<br />
  15. 15. Q and A ?<br />
  16. 16. Thanks<br />

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