PHONE: (412) 434-1900
PPG Place is an office, retail and entertainment complex that sits atop a 5.5 acre, three-city-block site in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, adjacent to historic Market Square.
It was constructed to be the corporate home to PPG Industries. The company was founded in 1883 as the Pittsburgh Place Glass Company and is today a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiberglass.
The gleaming glass and steel structures, known worldwide for their breathtaking design, were developed by John Burgee Architects with the internationally renowned architect Philip Johnson (1906-2005) from New York. This complex with its thicket of 231 spires was designed to weave into the architecture of Pittsburgh and recall the city’s great buildings.
PPG Place’s neo-Gothic forms are the perfect architectural bridge between the historical structures of the city and the newer geometrical high-rise towers. The buildings surround a grand plaza evoking visions of the great public squares of Europe. Paved in a mosaic of red, grey and black granite, the plaza serves both as a restful haven and a reflection of a pulsing urban marketplace. The soaring glass-enclosed Wintergarden on the west side of the main tower furnishes an oasis of green while providing a dramatic gathering place for all seasons.
During the winter months, the plaza is converted into an ice skating rink.
Today, the complex is owned and operated by Highwoods Properties, a North Carolina real estate development and management firm.
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PPG Place has its own parking facilities. For more information, call Alco Parking at (412) 323-4455.
One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States