Two PNC Plaza

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Two PNC Plaza
Two and Three PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh.jpg
Two PNC Plaza (left) with the new Three PNC Plaza
General information
Location Between Liberty and Oliver avenues
Pittsburgh
Coordinates 40°26′30″N 80°00′03″W / 40.44167°N 80.00083°W / 40.44167; -80.00083Coordinates: 40°26′30″N 80°00′03″W / 40.44167°N 80.00083°W / 40.44167; -80.00083
Completed 1976
Owner PNC Financial Services
Height
Roof 446 ft (136 m)
Technical details
Floor count 34

Two PNC Plaza (once known as Equibank Plaza) is a high-rise office building located in the Golden Triangle of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Constructed in 1976, it is 446 feet (136 m) in height and has 34 stories, making it the tallest of three buildings in PNC Plaza. In order to make room for the structure, a through street called Oliver Avenue was closed.[1]

The structure was built by Equibank, one of the Pittsburgh region's three major financial institutions, and was completed four years after and only a few feet away from One PNC Plaza, the home of their major rival (which was then named Pittsburgh National Bank). Equibank went into a sharp decline in the 1980s due to poor investments surrounding a Florida housing bubble and a series of defaulted loans from newly privatized South American companies. Simultaneously, PNC was growing and began expanding into their rival's building next door. PNC eventually not only acquired the building but also a portion of Equibank's operations (the company was merged with the smaller Integra Bank in 1992, Integra was purchased by National City Corp. in 1995, and PNC purchased National City in 2008).[2]

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Sources[edit]

  • 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. 
Preceded by
EQT Plaza
Pittsburgh Skyscrapers by Height
445 feet (136 m)
34 floors
Succeeded by
Koppers Tower
Preceded by
One PNC Plaza
Pittsburgh Skyscrapers by Year of Completion
1975
Succeeded by
Federated Tower