Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Pittsburgh Sights

PPG Place

  • Stanwix St. and 4th Ave. Map It
  • Pittsburgh
  • Building/Architectural Site

Fodor's Review

Philip Johnson's 1984 postmodern PPG Place, whose glass spires and towers were modeled after London's Houses of Parliament, exemplifies the Pittsburgh renaissance. The structure's exterior is made almost entirely of plate glass (19,750 pieces to be precise). At sunset, with orange light bouncing off so many panes of glass, the effect is magical. On hot summer days, kids (and adventurous grown-ups) can cool off by romping through the courtyard's fountains.

Sight Information

Address:

Stanwix St. and 4th Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Map It

Phone:

412-281–0100

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement