Three years after its restoration began, Mellon Square reopens this week looking pretty much the way it looked in 1955, when it opened in Downtown to great fanfare as Allegheny County's first public green space on top of a parking garage.
Occupying an entire midtown block, Mellon Square has been hailed as a refined example of Modernism, a mid-20th century minimalist style at the core of an industrial city. But by the time it closed for renovations in 2011, many people didn't know it existed, even though the American Planning Association had listed it among the 10 great public spaces in America three years before. It made the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. Read full article