Gallery: Gensler’s Super Sustainable Tower at PNC Plaza Breaks Ground i...

Gensler just broke ground on Pittsburgh's new Tower at PNC Plaza - which was designed to be one of the world's most environmentally friendly skyscrapers. After researching the world's most sustainable buildings, the design team chose the most efficient and effective green design strategies that work with Pittsburgh's climate in order to minimize energy use. Their high performance design is expected to set the standard for sustainability in skyscrapers and includes the use of double-skinned facade, natural ventilation, daylighting, solar power and more.

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  1. PGHPA611 February 6, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I am very appreciative that Jim Rohr continues to be Pittsburgh’s Premiere Corporate Citizen. His investment in our city has been incredible, however I am dissapointed that Pittsburgh’s PNC Tower didn’t hit 648′. With the incredible growth of PNC, I was hoping that more emphasis would of been placed on a height that would allowed this impressive building to jump out from the city skyline.
    I feel that this was truly a missed opportunity for PNC to be a prominant fixture in our skyline.

  2. Jack Urbani November 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Great to see this. I have watched the transformation of 5th Avenue and always hoped something spectacular for this unique and pivotal site. I always hope for 10 stories taller but it’s great to see. hope they give the base the attntion it deserves, being the heart of a great shopping district. Pittsburgh has a wonderful downtown.

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