Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal

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Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal
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The Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal building.
Platforms 3
Tracks 6
History
Opened April 13, 1904
Closed March 22, 1946

The Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal was a railroad station located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Constructed in 1903 and opened on April 13, 1904, the 11 floor Beaux-Arts domed 197 foot tall terminal was designed by Theodore Carl Link and cost George Jay Gould $800,000 ($21 million in 2015 dollars). Floors 1 through 3 contained ticketing, passenger waiting areas and some retail with floors 4 and above serving hundreds of offices of Gould's Wabash Railway Corporation. The terminal lasted only four years as a station when the Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal Railway entered receivership on May 29, 1908. It continued to service passenger traffic until October 31, 1931, but survived beyond that as an office building and freight-only facility. The adjacent freight warehouse was closed after two successive fires on March 6, and March 22, 1946 destroyed most of the infrastructure.[1] The station was announced for demolition on July 5, 1953 to make way for the Gateway Center complex. Demolition started on October 5, 1953 and was completed in early 1954.

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