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Feb
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New Development Planned for Mt. Washington

Just saw some drawings for a new development at the top of the incline. Check it:

Brief project description:

“The proposed mixed-use development includes a world-class, 110 room hotel, 55-unit condominium, spa and fitness center, and fine-dining restaurant. The site will also feature a grand public terrace that will extend the Grandview promenade and offer unparalleled views of Pittsburgh and the Three Rivers. Recognizing the importance of sustainable design, the entire project will strive to obtain a LEED Silver rating.”

And here is the architecture firm.

-Liam

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1 Response to “New Development Planned for Mt. Washington”


  1. 1 a concerned citizen
    2010/02/13 at 4:28 pm

    Is this actually happening?

    My aesthetic displeasure aside, it obliterates the existing urban fabric, scars the landscape irreparably, erases views, and offers only mediocrity in return. Has the financial crisis taught us nothing? Profit mongering developments lead to urban destitution.

    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/slumburbia/

    Cities are systems. If we exploit an individual opportunity for personal benefit, we risk disrupting the ecosystem. When will architects choose responsibility over commission.

    -a concerned citizen


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