Three PNC Plaza

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Three PNC Plaza
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Three PNC Plaza in 2011
General information
TypeMixed Use
Location201 Fifth Avenue
Coordinates 40°26′29″N80°00′05″W / 40.4414°N 80.0013°W / 40.4414; -80.0013 Coordinates: 40°26′29″N80°00′05″W / 40.4414°N 80.0013°W / 40.4414; -80.0013
Construction started2006
Cost$179 million
($230 million in current dollars)
OwnerPNC Financial Services Group
Roof361 ft (110 m)
Technical details
Floor count23
Floor area750,008 sq ft (69,678.0 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectGensler/Louis D. Astorino
DeveloperOxford Development Company
Structural engineerAstorino

Three PNC Plaza is a 361 ft (110 m) tall skyscraper in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was announced on December 19, 2005 and completed in 2009 with 23 floors. It was the tallest building constructed in the city since Highmark Tower was completed in 1988, until The Tower at PNC Plaza was completed in 2015. It contains 326,000 square feet (30,300 m2) of office space, a 185-room Fairmont Hotel, and 28 condominium units. [1] The $179 million ($230 million in current dollars) project created 800 construction-related jobs with a $35 million payroll ($44.9 million in current dollars). [2] Thirteen buildings were demolished to make way for the building.

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Preceded by
Federated Tower
Pittsburgh Skyscrapers by Height
361 feet (110 m)
23 floors
Succeeded by
Regional Enterprise Tower
Preceded by
Fifth Avenue Place
Pittsburgh Skyscrapers by Year of Completion
Succeeded by
Tower at PNC Plaza