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Construction Of Gulf Building
Date:
Circa 1931
Creator:
N/A
Collection #:
MSP33-B007-F07-I01
Process/Size:
Gelatin Silver Print/8" x 11"

Description:
Construction of the Gulf Building. In the foreground is the foundation for the new Post Office and Federal Courts Building. To the left of the Gulf Building is the 34-story Koppers Building.

Notes:
The Gulf Building was designed by the architectural firm of Trowbridge & Livingston in an Art Deco style with classical features. It is located on Seventh Avenue and Grant Street and was constructed between 1930-1932. The 44-story, 582-foot tower would be the tallest building in Pittsburgh until 1970. The building was sold by Gulf in 1984 and is now called the Gulf Tower.

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