Insider Tour

Highs and Lows of Classical Architecture in Downtown Pittsburgh

Neighborhood: Downtown

Start Location: 207 Fourth Avenue (The Burke Building), Pittsburgh, PA 15222

End Location: 535 Smithfield St., (The Oliver Building), Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Time Length: 75 minutes

Distance (miles): 1 mile

Saturday Times:

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Restrooms Available: No

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Cost: $10

Building Description:
The classical orders of architecture have roots in Ancient Greece and Rome. A couple thousand years later, the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders are present throughout downtown. Who uses them well or badly? How does modern architecture compare?In a walking tour this group will look classical architecture in downtown Pittsburgh, including 414 Wood Street, Benedum Trees Building, the Engineer's Society, Dollar Bank, the City County Building, the Frick Building, and the Oliver Building.