Tower Two-Sixty

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The Gardens at Market Square
The Gardens at Market Square 2013.jpg
Artist rendering of Tower Two-Sixty (The Gardens at Market Square)
General information
Type Mixed-use
Location 260 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Construction started 2013
Completed 2016
Opening 2016
Cost $104 million
Owner Millcraft Investments
Technical details
Floor count 18
Floor area 143,000 sq ft (13,285 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Arquitectonica[1]
Developer Millcraft Investments
Main contractor Turner Construction

Tower Two-Sixty,[2] formerly known as The Gardens at Market Square or The Gardens, is a planned Millcraft Investments skyscraper currently under construction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The $104 million, LEED Silver tower is planned to be 18 floors between the Market Square and Point Park University sections of Downtown Pittsburgh and include a 198 room Hilton Garden Inn hotel and a 330-car parking complex. Completion of the tower is scheduled for late 2015. It will include 14,000 square feet of street level retail space, 129,000 square feet of Class-A "tower office" floor space and at least two restaurants.[3][4]

In 2013, The Gardens secured two restaurant tenants: Burgatory and Roost Fifty New American Kitchen. As of summer 2015, Burgatory is no longer a tenant, and Roost Fifty re-branded as Revel+Roost, a two-floor restaurant. Roost will host upscale dining, while Revel will have an ultra-lounge atmosphere downstairs. Pirata will be another restaurant tenant, offering Caribbean-style food and more than 200 rums.[5] Financing was secured on December 19, 2013 with construction slated to start soon afterwards. The Gardens will generate about $4 million a year in new tax revenue.[6]

Tower Two-Sixty under construction in September 2015

Construction on the project is currently underway and is expected to be completed in late 2015.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pop, Adriana (31 August 2013). "Gardens at Market Square Mixed-Use Project Breaks Ground in Downtown Pittsburgh". Commercial Property Exclusive. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Home - Welcome to Tower Two Sixty". Towertwosixty.com. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Millcraft shows us the money (Video)". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  4. ^ Belko, Mark (August 20, 2013). "Millcraft to break ground on hotel-office complex in Downtown Pittsburgh". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on August 20, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ Belko, Mark (2015-05-07). "Caribbean restaurant Pirata opening at Market Square". Post-gazette.com. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  6. ^ "Financing set, construction nears on Gardens at Market Square". Tribune-Review. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Home - Welcome to Tower Two Sixty". Thegardensatmarketsquare.com. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 

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Coordinates: 40°26′25″N 80°00′04″W / 40.44021°N 80.00112°W / 40.44021; -80.00112

Preceded by
Low-rise buildings
Pittsburgh Skyscrapers by Height
?
18 floors
Succeeded by
The Carlyle
Preceded by
Tower at PNC Plaza
Pittsburgh Skyscrapers by Year of Completion
2015
Succeeded by
none