View of the Grant Building from Mt. Washington.
|Architectural style||Art Deco / Art Moderne|
|Location||310 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
($75.8 million today)
|Roof||147.8 m (485 ft)|
5 below ground
|Floor area||400,000 sq ft (37,161 m2)|
|Design and construction|
Eric Fisher Wood
|Developer||W. J. Strassburger|
|Main contractor||Dwight P. Robinson & Company|
The Grant Building is 40-story, 147.8 m (485 ft) skyscraper at 310 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The building was completed and opened on February 1, 1929 at a cost of $5.5 million ($75.8 million today). The art deco building's facade is built with Belgian granite, limestone, and brick. It was famous for a radio antenna that rose roughly 100–150 feet from the roof of the tower which had an aviation beacon that spelled out .--. .. - - ... -... ..- .-. --. .... or P-I-T-T-S-B-U-R-G-H in Morse Code. The beacon could be seen as far away as 150 miles (240 km) on clear nights. A smaller version of the beacon, still flashing out the name of the city remains to this day, although malfunctions with the relay switch have caused it to spell "P-I-T-E-T-S-B-K-R-R-H", and eventually "T-P-E-B-T-S-A-U-R-G-H" before being repaired on July 27, 2009.
- Grant Building at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
- Grant Building at Emporis
- Grant Building at SkyscraperPage
- Grant Building at Structurae
- Majors, Dan (July 12, 2009). "A Morse Code typo lights city skyline". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
- 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.
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