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Pittsburgh's Version of the High Line Takes Off

Pittsburgh is betting on its own version of New York City's famed elevated park, based on a 500-foot-long raised roadway connecting two warehouses.
May 4, 2018, 6am PDT | Philip Rojc | @PhilipRojc
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Pittsburgh wants to replicate the success of NYC's High Line with its own park repurposed from old industrial infrastructure. Matthew Marani writes, "Developer McKnight Realty teamed up with local firm Indovina Associates Architectsto redevelop the Pittsburgh Terminal Warehouse and Transfer Company on the city's deindustrialized South Shore. The $110 million complex will bring 600,000 square feet of office and retail to the area."

A groundbreaking ceremony took place last month for the project, which will be dubbed, fittingly, the Highline. "The building—they are one, but appear to be two—is connected by a five-hundred-foot-long elevated roadway that will be converted into a park-like space with lighting and seating."

The redeveloped complex will also include other park facilities. "Below the Highline, and along the facility's loading docks, there will be a lower park dubbed the Yards which will serve as an extension to Pittsburgh's preexisting river trail system."

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Published on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in The Architect's Newspaper
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