Restoration of Historic Mellon Square

JAN 12, 2010 

Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks

Among Pennsylvania's many "firsts" is Pittsburgh's Mellon Square- the first modern garden plaza built over a parking garage and a forerunner of green roofs.

This significant landscape, originally designed by the distinguished landscape architecture firm Simonds & Simonds and architects Mitchell and Ritchey, has brought liveliness and beauty to downtown Pittsburgh for 50 years.

The Square is located within the Pittsburgh Central Downtown Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, and is eligible for individual listing as a resource of national importance. Read full article