|Location||436 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
($75.5 million today)
|Roof||475 ft (145 m)|
|Floor area||290,464 sq ft (26,985 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Graham, Anderson, Probst & White with E. P. Mellon|
|Developer||Andrew W. Mellon|
Koppers Tower was completed in March, 1929 and it has 34 floors at a cost of $5.5 million ($75.5 million today). It rises 475 feet or 145 meters above Downtown Pittsburgh. Its address is Grant Street & Seventh Avenue. It is the best example of Art Deco construction and ornamentation in Pittsburgh.
It is constructed with Indiana limestone with a polished granite base and dark copper roof. Inside the Koppers Tower the lobby is richly decorated with marble walls. Its copper roof is pitched in a chateau-like design and is illuminated at night. The building was designed by the architectural firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White.
In February 1948, Equitable of New York purchased the building for $6 million ($63.4 million today).
- Toker, Franklin (2007). Buildings of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh: Chicago: Society of Architectural Historians; Santa Fe: Center for American Places ; Charlottesville: In association with the University of Virginia Press. ISBN 0-8139-2650-5.
Media related to Koppers Tower at Wikimedia Commons
- Koppers Tower homepage
- History and description of the Koppers Tower in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Koppers Tower at Skyscrapers.com
- Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009. Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
- Conti, John (May 4, 2013). "Art Deco style survives in Pittsburgh — if you look around". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
Two PNC Plaza
|Pittsburgh Skyscrapers by Height
475 feet (145 m)
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