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The Tower at PNC Plaza – A Breath of Fresh Air

The Tower at PNC Plaza. Image © Gensler

On October 1, The Tower at PNC Plaza opened to the public, completing a five year design and construction process that started with a powerful and singular vision: create the world’s greenest skyrise. The Tower represents the culmination of a 10 year journey Gensler has taken with PNC, beginning with the first high-rise erected in Pittsburgh in decades (the mixed-use Three PNC Plaza) and followed by the first LEED Platinum office building in Washington, D.C., a net-zero bank branch building, and countless LEED-certified workplaces and bank branches across the country.

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We’ve Topped Off! The Tower at PNC Plaza Reaches Full Height

Rendering © Gensler, Photo © PNC

It seems like just yesterday, but was in fact 2012 when we broke ground on PNC’s new world headquarters, The Tower at PNC Plaza. The 33-story, 800,000-square foot tower is set to open in the fall of 2015. Located in Pittsburgh, Penn., the building will house approximately 2,200 employees in what is being billed as the "greenest highrise in the world."

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Design and Manufacturing: Together Again

Photo Copyright 2012 Solar Innovations, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Last month, I had an eye opening trip to Pine Grove, Pa. There, I visited a factory for Solar Innovations, the company that is building the wood curtain wall and custom doors that will be an integral part of the façade of The Tower at PNC Plaza.

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A Second Look at the Tower at PNC Plaza

Nicknamed the Urban Room, the lobby at the Tower at PNC Plaza is encased with transparent glass to create a transparent and welcoming environment.

It’s been almost a year since we checked in on progress of the Tower at PNC Plaza, and ground has already been broken on what is set to be one of America’s most sustainable high rises. Hao Ko, the project’s design director shares details with us on the building, its progress and how it is living up to its moniker of the World’s Greenest Skyscraper.

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A First Look at the Tower at PNC Plaza

Once considered somewhat of a fringe issue, green design has gone mainstream in recent years. The opportunities it holds to reduce operating costs and carbon footprints alike has made it a priority of businesses and corporations across the globe, many of which are now looking to inhabit the sustainable skyscrapers of tomorrow.

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