Tower Two-Sixty

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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, Downtown Pittsburgh

Tower Two-Sixty, alternatively known as “The Gardens at Market Square” or “The Gardens,” is a Millcraft Investments skyscraper in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Construction began in 2013 and was substantially completed in 2016. The $107 million, LEED CS Silver-certified tower [2] consists of 18 floors [3] and is located the Market Square and Point Park University sections of Downtown Pittsburgh. The tower includes a 197-room Hilton Garden Inn Hotel [4] and Market Square Garage, 321-car parking complex [5] managed by Alco Parking.

It includes 20,000 square feet of street level retail space, 130,000 square feet of Class-A "tower office" floor space [6] and multiple restaurants.

Revel + Roost,[7] previously known as Roost Fifty New American Kitchen, is a two-floor restaurant. Roost hosts upscale dining on the second floor, while Revel has an ultra-lounge atmosphere downstairs. Pirata [8] is another restaurant tenant, offering Caribbean-style food and more than 200 rums. Pizzuvio,[9] a fine casual Neapolitan pizzeria with handmade wood-fired ovens, is also located in the tower. Millie’s,[10] a second location Pittsburgh-based small batch ice creamery originating in Shadyside.

In 2015, it was announced that commercial real estate company JLL [11] would be the building’s anchor and namesake tenant, and re-identify the building as JLL Center at Tower Two-Sixty. JLL also serves as the building’s property manager. Other tenants in the building include Merrill Lynch, Coury Financial Group, McGuireWoods, and Millcraft itself.[12]

Millcraft, JLL, and its partners have received several awards for Tower Two-Sixty including the Urban Land Institute award for Transformative Place,[13] Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania Award, NAIOP Pittsburgh’s Best Mixed Use Project .

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. ^ Conway, Brian. "Tower Two-Sixty suggests if you build it in Pittsburgh, they will come". NEXTpittsburgh. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Belko, Mark. "Hotel, office complex overlooking Market Square nearly complete". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  4. ^ Belko, Mark. "Hotel, office complex overlooking Market Square nearly complete". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  5. ^ Gravina, Lauri. "Refurbished EQT Plaza opens with 7,500 square feet of space downtown". NEXTpittsburgh. 
  6. ^ Belko, Mark. "Gardens at Market Square high-rise back on course". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  7. ^ Belko, Mark. "Hotel, office complex overlooking Market Square nearly complete". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  8. ^ Belko, Mark. "Hotel, office complex overlooking Market Square nearly complete". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  9. ^ Schooley, Tim. "Molinaro to debut Pizzuvio in Tower Two-Sixty just off Market Square". Pittsburgh Business Times. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  10. ^ O'Connor, Tom. "Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream opening second location in Market Square". NEXTpittsburgh. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  11. ^ Browning, Anne. "JLL Pittsburgh Unveiled as Namesake Tenant at Tower Two-Sixty". JLL. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  12. ^ Conway, Brian. "Tower Two-Sixty suggests if you build it in Pittsburgh, they will come". NEXTpittsburgh. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Urban Open Space Award". Urban Land Institute. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 

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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