Three PNC Plaza

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Height: Architectural 105 m / 344 ft
Height: Occupied 94.2 m / 309 ft
Height: To Tip 105 m / 344 ft
Floors Above Ground 23
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 17
Tower GFA 69,678 m² / 750,008 ft²
# of Apartments 28
# of Hotel Rooms 185


Official Name Three PNC Plaza
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Pittsburgh
Street Address & Map 225 5th Avenue
Postal Code 15222
Building Function residential / hotel / office
Structural Material steel/concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2010

Companies Involved

Owner PNC Financial Services Group
Developer Oxford Development Co.; PNC Financial Services Group
Design Gensler
Architect of Record Astorino
Structural Engineer
Design Astorino
MEP Engineer
Design Astorino
Project Manager Oxford Development Co.
Main Contractor P J Dick Inc.
Material Supplier
• Post-Tensioning AMSYSCO

About Three PNC Plaza

Three PNC Plaza offers a non-traditional tower layout. Rather than following the typical pattern of stacking program vertically, the residential units form a volume creating a crystalline object at the south west corner, sharing floor plates with the hotel. The exterior façade expresses the varying program within. Upper office floors are defined by a large horizontal notch that ties the space to an outdoor roof garden. Other transitions are noted via a series of planes defined by smaller horizontal and vertical notches.

The building seeks to encourage community interaction and enhance the notion of the urban room, with the connection of the office, hotel and retail spaces on the ground floor, supporting the newly revitalized streetscape beyond. At the office and hotel levels, floor plates respond to the building’s economics with highly efficient core layouts and optimal lease and planning spans. The building recedes back at the 12th and 13th floors, creating a roof terrace for the primary tenant.

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