Wednesday, May 25, 2011

PNC to build greenest building on earth, a 40-story, $400 million headquarters downtown

Pop City Article.

Planned as the world's greenest building, the proposed $400 million, 40-story Tower at PNC Plaza to be built at Fifth and Wood Sts. will profoundly impact the continuing revitalization of downtown Pittsburgh.

At around 800,000 square feet, the Tower will serve a rapidly growing PNC exclusively, according to PNC chairman and CEO Jim Rohr. With an aim to exceed the certification for LEED Platinum, it will exemplify PNC's "relentless commitment to green buildings," says Rohr whose company now "has more LEED buildings than any company on earth.

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The Pittsburgh Art Blog

The Pittsburgh Art Blog features selected pittsburgh artists and upcoming exhibits with photos from the artists and galleries. since the major press outlets do not go beyond a directory listing of exhibits, blogs are needed to promote pittsburgh artists and their work. the blog also calls attention to the inferiority complex of pittsburgh art and how it's perpetuated by the major players in town. Started on August 20,2007. pittsburgh area galleries and art venues are listed at the sister site www.PghGalleries.com.

the blog and website are volunteer projects from fine art photographer and pittsburgh artist advocate rick byerly.