PNC's Green Tower To Revitalize Downtown Pittsburgh

By Jeremy Boren, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review May 29--Paul O'Neill longs to see a Golden Triangle revival, and hopes adding The Tower at PNC Plaza to Pittsburgh's skyline will help. "Think about 3,000 people in that space and the implications of that for those who choose to live Downtown and patronize the business," said O'Neill, the one-time U.S. Treasury secretary and former CEO of Alcoa. "Every investment moves us in the right direction." PNC's announcement last week that it plans by 2015 to build the 40-story skyscraper for 3,000 employees reinforced the hope that O'Neill, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and the tower's designers share for reinvigorating Downtown. "In fits and starts, the city has become a remarkably better place than what it was when I came in 1987," O'Neill said. Yet, it's not the advent of a Golden Triangle high-rise binge. "I don't think our market is ready...

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