Stand at the top of the angles stairs in the entry to the Squirrel Hill Library, and you are cantilevered out and over Forbes Avenue, beyond the facades of surrounding buildings. The way the building creases and folds here, you can see outside and back in at the same time. Go past the…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading His illustrious career remains “incomplete”
Sometimes a building aims to look as if it has always been there. Frequently, architects match the brick of the surrounding neighborhood and use slightly modernized versions of traditional details to make a structure appear that it’s been there longer than it has. This is not such a bad thing. Buildings end up…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Seton Hill’s winning visual art center adds to Greensburg’s vitality
Did the demolition of the greenfield (really the Beechwood Boulevard) Bridge feel like the passing of an era? The urbane, concrete arch span of 1923 was crumbling far too ominously above the speeding traffic of the Parkway East to be able to stay in place, so it was ceremoniously demolished. A replacement will…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading The George Westinghouse Bridge spanned a very different Turtle Creek
At a glance, the buff-​colored residence nestled among the more traditional homes on Woodland Road seems an oddity, an almost institutional-​looking structure resplendent in its obscurity.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading The Frank House: a Bauhaus beauty
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