Setting the stage for Pittsburgh to become a representation of intellectual, sustainable urban growth, Three PNC Plaza is a 750,000 square foot, 23-story mixed-use development designed by Gensler. The LEED Gold registered project is comprised of a Fairmont Hotel, offices, residential condominiums, ground-floor retail and below-grade parking. Recently, International law firm Reed Smith moved their corporate headquarters into the building as their signage adorns the structure's top floors. These divers programmatic typologies within a single project in downtown Pittsburgh at the intersection of the commercial and cultural corridors of Fifth and Liberty, generates interminable activity, enhancing the vigor of the city's urban core. PNC is a keystone of commerce in Pittsburgh, a city which had not seen a new tower in its downtown core in more than 20 years. This project presented the opportunity to activate and revitalize the heart of the city. To that end, the aesthetic and conceptual notion of stitching was the basis of the project's design. On the facade, disparate programmatic elements including hotel, condominiums, office, and retail, are reflected in distinct facade materials, all of which are stitched into a balance, singe structure.
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