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Pittsburgh’s Flatiron

triangular building in downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s Flatiron

Most cities have a Flatiron building–it always seems there’s one spot where the streets come together at an angle and leave an awkward space, and being downtown, someone has to build on it. Downtown Pittsburgh, being built into the “Golden Triangle” where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers come together to form the “Point” at the headwaters of the Ohio River, seems to have triangular buildings on every other corner.

This is just a tiny building in the middle of downtown, now housing Wood Street Station/Wood Street Galleries but originally the Monongahela Bank. Built in 1927 of limestone and marble, with a metal canopy with ginkgo leaf patterns etched in the glass.

Those tall windows are well-suited to an art gallery, and it also houses the offices of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.


3 responses

  1. Philip Abromats

    Also the site of Azen’s Furs until it was acquired for the “T” System.

    January 1, 2018 at 5:18 pm

  2. Nice architectural photography!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

    July 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    • Thanks! And the light was so perfect that day.

      July 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

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