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Dominion Tower (Consolidated Natural Gas Tower)
Dominion Tower is an example of the corporate lavishness of the 1980s by a favored architectural firm of that decade. Like their Cincinnati headquarters for Procter and Gamble, Dominion is a richly detailed skyscraper carefully tailored to the shapes and sizes of neighboring buildings. An inviting plaza and pedestrian arcade outside and opulent use of traditional luxury materials inside give Dominion both distinctive character and human scale. These qualities make Dominion superior to Pittsburgh's other 1980s skyscrapers, particularly the unyielding coldness of PPG Place ( AL24) a few blocks away.
Clad in panels of brown and pink granite, this thirty-two-story tower is meant to be seen as much from a distance as close-up. At
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