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Washington Plaza is the only executed component of a phased 3-building apartment complex on a sloped 10-acre urban renewal site overlooking downtown Pittsburgh. The 23-story T-shaped tower includes ground-level commercial space and a 3-level parking garage carved into the hillside. The project belongs to the family of architectural concrete residential buildings developed by I.M. Pei’s office in the 1950s and 60s, each individually designed to meet its particular program and site requirements.

Model of proposed full development / Courtesy of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Upon completion in 1964, Washington Plaza received a Special Citation for Residential Design from the Federal Housing Authority.

Design Team: I.M. Pei, Design Principal; Gabor Acs, Design Architect
Webb & Knapp Real Estate Development Corp.