Tower at PNC Plaza

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Tower at PNC Plaza
Tower at PNC Plaza, 2015-03-10, 01.jpg
Construction in March 2015
General information
Status Under construction
Type Office
Location 310 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Construction started 2012
Completed 2015
Opening 2015
Cost $400 million
Owner PNC Financial Services Group
Management PNC Realty Services
Roof 545'
Technical details
Floor count 33
Floor area 800,000 sq ft (74,322 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Gensler
Developer PNC Financial Services Group
Main contractor PJ Dick

The Tower at PNC Plaza is a skyscraper currently completing construction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It will be the new corporate headquarters of the PNC Financial Services Group. It will have approximately 800,000 square feet (74,000 m2) and stand 33 stories (545 feet) tall.[1][2] Nearby buildings totaling 37,000 square feet (3,400 m2), were purchased by PNC and deconstructed to make space for the Tower at PNC Plaza.[3][4] The project was estimated to cost $400 million when announced in 2011 (or $419 million today).[5] Construction started in spring of 2012 and is planned to be completed in September 2015. The tower will be the greenest Skyrise ever built and will exceed the current criteria for a LEED Platinum certified building. The Tower will feature numerous sustainable attributes such as an operable double skin facade, an onsite blue water reuse system, locally sourced building materials, fixtures and furniture made from recycled materials, and numerous other green strategies to substantially reduce the environmental impact of the building. Some of these features will enable the Tower's heating and cooling systems to operate in a "net-zero-energy state" up to 30% of the year.[6][7]

The tower's "topping off" ceremony was held Tuesday, June 24, 2014 with William Demchak, PNC chairman, president and CEO, and Gary Saulson, director of corporate real estate hosting it on site.[8]

Progress on the tower site in June 2012.


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Preceded by
Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh Skyscrapers by Height
545 feet
33 floors
Succeeded by
Gulf Tower
Preceded by
Three PNC Plaza
Pittsburgh Skyscrapers by Year of Completion
Succeeded by
The Gardens at Market Square