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|THE TOWER AT PNC PLAZA
THE GREENEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD
|The Tower at PNC Plaza is a skyscraper in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the corporate headquarters of the PNC Financial Services
Group and has approximately 800,000 square feet, standing 33 stories (545 feet) tall. Nearby buildings totaling 37,000 square feet, were
purchased by PNC and deconstructed to make space for the Tower at PNC Plaza. The project was estimated to cost $400 million when
announced in 2011 (or $421 million today).
|Construction began in spring of 2012 and was completed in October 2015. The tower is one of the greenest high-rises ever built, and
even exceeds the current criteria for a LEED Platinum certified building. The Tower features numerous sustainable attributes such as an
operable double-skin facade, an onsite grey water reuse system, locally sourced building materials, fixtures and furniture made from
recycled materials, and numerous other green strategies to substantially reduce the environmental impact of the building. Some of these
features enable the Tower's heating and cooling systems to operate in a "net-zero-energy state" up to 30% of the year. This is
accomplished by its innovative solar chimney, which creates a stack effect through the core of the building to ventilate excess heat without
the need for mechanical ventilation. The Tower's sloped roof acts as a solar collector and is positioned facing south.
|The Beacon in The Tower at PNC Plaza atrium displays a visual interpretation
of the building's environmental conditions on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
|300 Fifth Avenue - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Looking Out From the Lobby
|The Tower Officially Opened on October 2, 2015
|The Building's Control Room
|The Conference Room
The Shades Automatically Adjust to Maximize Natural Lighting
|SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO STEVE STEMBERGER
MECHANICAL OPERATOR OF THE PNC TOWER FOR THE PERSONALIZED TOUR!