Wood Street Galleries / T Station, Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
N 40° 26.539 W 079° 59.987
17T E 584825 N 4477332
Quick Description: An art gallery, artists' office and studio space, and a subway station all manage to squeeze into this triangular edifice.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2006 5:40:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMY41
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 261

Long Description:
Pittsburgh sprang up because of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers connecting to form the Ohio River. The heart of downtown, bounded by the rivers, is called "The Golden Triangle." And there are lots of little triangles within it. That's because Pittsburgh's street grid runs parallel and perpendicular to both rivers. Eventually these two grids must crash into each other, and the place where that happens is Liberty Avenue.

Here at the "corner" of Liberty, Wood Street and Sixth Avenue, a little triangle of real estate is formed by the odd intersection. A building popped up to fill that space. Originally, it was used as a bank. In the 1980's the building got quite a facelift when Pittsburgh's "T" Subway System was built. From the ground floor, commuters access the escalators and stairs down to the platforms below.

Above them, the trendy Wood Street Galleries host some of the hoitiest and toitiest of art displays to be found anywhere. There is also shared space for artists to work in. I bet they paint lots of funny angles.

The building is a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Building Address:
601 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA USA
15222


Is it open to the general public?: yes

When was it built? (Approximate if you must.): 01/01/1905

What is the name of this building?: Wood Street Galleries

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