|This complex of buildings is the corporate headquarters for PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass) Industries. The five-acre site includes six glass-sheathed buildings: one forty-story tower at 635 feet, 4 smaller buildings at 6 stories each, and another at fourteen stories.|
The central tower
The main tower entrance, the entrance loggia, and side porch of the main tower; the 14 foot rose granite obelisk in the plaza was also designed by the architects
The building to the right of the tower
The 14-story building to the left of the towerLike other buildings in Johnson's late career, this complex alludes to earlier historic buildings--Gothic architecture, Westminster Palace, etc. See, for example, the AT&T building and 190 South La Salle in Chicago.
The Wintergarden at the rear of the complex
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