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The Tower at PNC Plaza

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Completed in October 2015, The Tower at PNC Plaza marks a new step in PNC’s efforts to revive downtown Pittsburgh. In designing this new 32-story corporate headquarters, Gensler and its partners set a new standard for sustainable skyscrapers, devising an innovative, low-energy strategy to heat and cool the building. From its one-of-a-kind, breathable double skin to its innovative workplace strategy, the LEED? Platinum-certified tower drives building performance to new levels. Through an integrated approach, the iconic tower advances the science of high-rise office buildings, introduces new benefits to the workplace and supports the community at large. The building’s interior was designed as a vertical campus to promote connectivity and collaboration. Proprietary research and company-specific observations informed the workplace design, with distinct zones for distinct work modes. Paired office floors are connected with two- story neighborhoods. These light-filled areas connect employees and provide alternate work spaces. Each neighborhood has subtle variations in program and furnishings, encouraging people to move between floors.

Read about The Tower at PNC Plaza’s progress, from initial design and development to official opening, at the GenslerOn blog.