one day every other week
i work downtown
i am blown away by the
architecture in our fair city
so i am going to feature a different building
every now and then
and share with you
the way they
to build !
i am going to start in the building where i work
the ARROTT building
it was one pittsburgh's first skyscrapers
built in 1901
look how awesome this entrance is !
all that shiny brass
inside and out !!
brass light fixtures
brass railings !
marble floors, walls, ceilings...
fancy scrolls !!
original brass doors to the elevators !
all the little touches..doorknob plates, heat grates...all brass !!
(some of them got painted over..
bummer when people think they
are updating !)
just cool touches EVERYWHERE !
brass bars on the windows !!
can you imagine the expense !
and i WANT this water fountain !!
no..really i do...
and how cool is this mail chute !
they have one on every floor, goes all the way to the lobby
ok..working my way back down....
and back at the lobby
layers and layers of ceiling moldings !
all the lobby features are original
as you can imagine..
they could never afford to included these now
in an office building !
here's where that chute ends up..
i cant believe the detail
all in brass !!
it towers 256 feet high
it's unique architecture is unmatched by today's buildings
as the ornate terra cotta facade
features pillars, arches, lions' heads,
coats of arms and theatrical masks
and the one sad part..
it now houses a SUBWAY
and a nail salon...
kinda ruins the ambiance
one down..more to come
pittsburgh is just full of awesome old buildings
i will share some more of them along the way..
hope you enjoyed this one !