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Live Virtual Architecture Tour: Grant Street
April 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$7.50
Thursday, April 15
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This tour covers the northern half of a street that the American Planning Association designated one of America’s Ten Great Streets in 2012. From the quintessentially Modernist U.S. Steel Tower to the elegant Beaux-Arts Pennsylvanian (formerly Union Station), and with glorious Art Deco gems in between, this part of Grant Street is populated by outstanding civic and corporate buildings. Examples of adaptive re-use of historic buildings in this corridor demonstrate the economic value of historic preservation. Tour participants also will learn of the wide influence—sometimes explicit, other times less so—of businessman, philanthropist, politician, art collector, and Pittsburgh native Andrew W. Mellon on this important street.
This tour will be conducted via Zoom Conference. Purchase a ticket to RSVP and you will receive a login e-mail at 1:00 p.m. on April 15. (Don’t see an e-mail? Be sure to check your Spam/Junk folders.) Please log in at 1:45 p.m. to allow us enough time to let you into the tour. Please disregard the QR code in the confirmation you receive. Our link to the Zoom connection is your entry to the tour.