Pittsburgh’s Mellon Square Restored to Its 1950s Splendor
Pittsburgh’s Mellon Square gets a $10 million face-lift, restoring the aging plaza to its 1950s splendor.
It took five years and $10 million to restore Mellon Square, the country’s first public plaza built over a subterranean parking garage. Reopened last spring, the buffed and polished 1955 modernist masterpiece (a collaboration of landscape architects Simonds and Simonds and architects Mitchell and Ritchey) returns round-the-clock shimmer to the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Read full article