Commonwealth Building (Pittsburgh)

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Commonwealth Building
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Fourth Avenue
General information
Location 316 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°26′21″N 80°00′03″W / 40.43917°N 80.00083°W / 40.43917; -80.00083Coordinates: 40°26′21″N 80°00′03″W / 40.43917°N 80.00083°W / 40.43917; -80.00083
Completed 1906
Roof 300 ft (91 m)
Technical details
Floor count 21
Floor area 80,000 sq ft (7,432 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Frederick J. Osterling

The Commonwealth Building, originally known as the Commonwealth Trust Bank, is a 300 feet (91 m) tall skyscraper in Pittsburgh. It was completed in 1906 and has 21 floors. It is tied with The Carlyle and Washington Plaza for 26th tallest building in the city.

The building hosted the first annual convention of the United Steel Workers labor union on June 17, 1936.

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Preceded by
Washington Plaza
Pittsburgh Skyscrapers by Height
300 feet (91 m)
21 floors
Succeeded by
Four Gateway Center
Preceded by
The Carlyle
Pittsburgh Skyscrapers by Year of Completion
Succeeded by
Oliver Building