PNC Makes Towering Presence in Downtown Pittsburgh
Three PNC Plaza is Pittsburgh's First Highrise in 20 years
October 13, 2009
Three PNC Plaza is the newest addition to the Downtown Pittsburgh Skyline. At a towering 23 floors, it is the city's first high-rise in 20 years.
Located at 201 Fifth Ave., Three PNC Plaza measures 780,000 square feet. Approximately 326,000 square feet is rentable office space, which the remaining space will be the new 185-room Fairmont Hotel at Pittsburgh as well as 28 condominium units. The hotel and condos are expected to open in March 2010.
To make way for Three PNC Plaza, PNC deconstructed existing neighboring properties, reusing more than 65 percent of the materials. It was designed to meet U.S. Green Building standards and is projected to be one of the nations largest LEED certified, mixed-use buildings. Additionally, there is an 8,000-square-foot park is adjacent to the building.
But just a block away is PNC Plaza's most amazing green feature - the largest soil-based living wall in the world. The 2,380-square-foot vertical garden stands six stories tall.
The new PNC Branch has already begun occupying the first floor. Reed Smith has moved into the seventh through 13th floors and PNC administrative offices are scheduled to occupy the third through sixth floor in early 2010. Additionally, three retail locations are also forthcoming in 2010 - Habitat, Andy's Bar and 21st Street Coffee and Tea.