Fulton Building (aka Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel)
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
N 40° 26.625 W 080° 00.146
17T E 584598 N 4477488
Quick Description: Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Fulton Building survives by reinventing itself.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2006 8:58:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMXTC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ambrosia
Views: 100

Long Description:
The Fulton Building began its life in 1906 as a first class office building. It had a twin across Sixth Street, and together the two buildings with their distinctive center atriums formed a majestic gateway entrance to Pittsburgh across the Sixth Street Bridge from Old Allegheny City. Unfortunately, the Fulton's twin was torn down in the name of progress. A misguided 1960's urban renewal project replaced the other building with a fairly ugly parking garage. But the Fulton survives.

This building went from Class A office space to Class B to Class C. By the late 1970's its main tenant was a trade school. The former lobby was a nightclub for the glitter and cocaine crowd in the early 80's. But then came the next transformation. Half of the street level is now the Byham Theater, a nice comfortable small theater that stages productions that don't work well on the big stages at Heinz Hall or the Benedum Theater. The other half is the lobby of the majestic Renaissance Hotel. This Hotel is now THE choice for upscale travelers staying in downtown Pittsburgh.

There is a beautiful view from two sides of the building over across the Allegheny River to PNC Park.

What will the Fulton Building be in its next incarnation?
Street address:
107 Sixth Street
Pittsburgh, PA USA
15222


County / Borough / Parish: Allegheny

Year listed: 2002

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Commerce/Trade (Business)

Current function: Domestic (Hotel) - also, Theater

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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