Register for Two October Bus Tours
- Modernist Landmarks on Pittsburgh’s North Side
Saturday, October 11, 2014
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Board the bus at 1:45 p.m. at Station Square
- Chatham University’s Self-Sustaining Eden Hall Campus
Saturday, October 25, 2014
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Board the bus at 12:45 p.m. at Station Square
PHLF’s final two bus tours of the year feature twentieth-century and twenty-first-century architecture and design. For reservations and information on tour fares, contact Mary Lu Denny (412-471-5808, ext. 527).
On October 11, architect Martin Powell of The Design Alliance will tell us about the Alcoa Corporate Center (1998). Al Tannler of PHLF will discuss the former IBM Branch Office building (1975), Pittsburgh Schiller School (1939), and the Letter Carriers’ Union (1928). Paulo Nzambi, Executive Vice President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, will lead us on a tour of the community arts center and job-training facility (shown above) designed in 1986. This bus tour features some of the sites in Al Tannler’s newest guidebook, Pittsburgh Architecture in the Twentieth Century: Notable Modern Buildings and Their Architects, and coincides with the Docomomo US Annual National Tour Day. (Docomomo is an abbreviation for “documentation and conservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the modern movement.”)
PHLF’s October 25th tour will be a real adventure, beginning with a scenic 45-minute bus ride at the height of the fall foliage season to Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus in Richland Township. Eden Hall is the first university campus in the world built from the ground up for the study of sustainable living, learning, and development. A representative from Eden Hall will welcome our group and explain how the 388-acre campus is self-sustaining in every way by producing zero carbon emissions and more energy than it consumes.
Thinking Ahead: If you have tour ideas for 2015, please contact Louise Sturgess (412-471-5808, ext. 536) to let her know the places you would like to visit with PHLF on walking or bus tours.