The Tower will consume less than 50% of the energy a typical office building uses and will save PNC at least 30% on its energy costs (Image: Gensler)


Pittsburgh’s “breathing” building aims to be the world’s greenest skyscraper

By Donna Taylor
January 1, 2013

The PNC Financial Services Group hopes to exceed LEED Platinum requirements along with promoting a healthy indoor workplace with its latest development – the Tower at PNC Plaza. Located in downtown Pittsburgh on the corner of Fifth and Wood Streets, the building will be approximately 800,00 gross sq.ft (74,322 in size with a construction budget of approximately US$240 million. The “breathing” design created by architecture firm Gensler moves away from the traditional closed air-conditioned environment and has the lofty aim of becoming the greenest skyscraper in the world.

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