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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1984 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorJohnson & Burgeeen_US
dc.date1984en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-29T18:12:47Z
dc.date.available2013-04-29T18:12:47Z
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.identifier212988en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 102en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/120393
dc.descriptionView looking up the tower; PPG Place is one of the major distinctive and recognizable features of the Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania skyline. Although it is most well known for its tower, it is actually a complex of six buildings, all of matching glass design. The complex is named for its main tenant, PPG Industries, one of the world's largest glass manufacturers, which initiated the project in 1979 as its world headquarters. PPG Place, designed in the neogothic style by influential American architect Philip Johnson and his partner John Burgee, was completed in 1984 and its main tower has 40 floors. It rises 635 feet (194 m) above Downtown Pittsburgh. The building evokes historic precedents including the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning and Victoria Tower, the square tower at the end of the Palace of Westminster in London.en_US
dc.format.mediumglass: reflective glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectbusiness, commerce and tradeen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectPostmodernen_US
dc.titlePPG Placeen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-JP-PPG-A8en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeoffice buildingen_US
dc.contributor.displayJohnson & Burgee (American architectural firm, 1967-1991)en_US


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