BNY Mellon Center (Pittsburgh)

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BNY Mellon Center is a 55-story skyscraper located at 500 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.wikipedia
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List of tallest buildings in Pittsburgh

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Standing 725 ft tall, it is the second-tallest building in the city.
The second-tallest skyscraper in the city is BNY Mellon Center, which rises 725 ft.

Downtown Pittsburgh

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BNY Mellon Center is a 55-story skyscraper located at 500 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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BNY Mellon Center is a 55-story skyscraper located at 500 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Desperate Measures (film)

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The skyscraper features prominently in the 1983 film Flashdance (while still under construction) and the 1998 Michael Keaton film Desperate Measures (serving as part of the "hospital").
It was filmed in both the San Francisco Bay Area and downtown Pittsburgh with such landmarks as the BNY Mellon Center, the Allegheny County Courthouse and the Oakland Bay Bridge.

Black and Yellow

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It also makes cameos in Sudden Death, Striking Distance and the 2010 rap video "Black and Yellow".
It was filmed in Pittsburgh and features sights of the city, including the U.S. Steel Tower, BNY Mellon Center, PPG Place, William Penn Hotel, Citizens Bank Tower, Union Trust Building, One PNC Plaza, K&L Gates Center the Three Sisters and Smithfield Street bridges, Station Square, Shannon Hall of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the smoke stacks of the former U.S. Steel Homestead Works at The Waterfront adjacent to the city.

List of tallest buildings in the United States

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Skyscraper

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BNY Mellon Center is a 55-story skyscraper located at 500 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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BNY Mellon Center is a 55-story skyscraper located at 500 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dravo Corporation

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It was initially planned to be the world headquarters of the Dravo Corporation (now Carmeuse Corporation) by its majority owner at the time and current neighbor U.S. Steel until Dravo was purchased in 1983.

Carmeuse

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It was initially planned to be the world headquarters of the Dravo Corporation (now Carmeuse Corporation) by its majority owner at the time and current neighbor U.S. Steel until Dravo was purchased in 1983.

U.S. Steel

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It was initially planned to be the world headquarters of the Dravo Corporation (now Carmeuse Corporation) by its majority owner at the time and current neighbor U.S. Steel until Dravo was purchased in 1983.

Mellon Financial

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Upon opening, the building was named One Mellon Center after Mellon Financial Corporation, which used the tower as the company's global headquarters.

The Bank of New York Mellon

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In 2007, the company merged with Bank of New York to form The Bank of New York Mellon; the resulting corporation continues to use the building as one of its major offices.

Mansard roof

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Prominent features of the building include its eight-sided design, mansard roof and rooftop heliport.

Heliport

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Prominent features of the building include its eight-sided design, mansard roof and rooftop heliport.

List of tallest buildings

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BNY Mellon Center is the 195th-tallest skyscraper in the world.

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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It is the building with the highest taxable property value in Allegheny County, surpassing the larger U.S. Steel Tower.

U.S. Steel Tower

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It is the building with the highest taxable property value in Allegheny County, surpassing the larger U.S. Steel Tower.

Chestnut Ridge, Bedford County

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On clear days, it is possible to spot the building from as far as 50 miles away, usually from the top of Chestnut Ridge.

Allegheny County Courthouse

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The 500 block of Grant Street was for decades the site of the Carlton Hotel, Plaza Building and the "Interlude Lounge" across the street from the Allegheny County Courthouse on the current complex's southern extreme.

Deindustrialization

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After the recession of the late 1970s and early 1980s combined with the rapid deindustrialization of the 1980s, Dravo was bought out by a foreign conglomerate and its regional facilities were shuttered.

Western Pennsylvania

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U.S. Steel, having diversified into oil and other industries, sold the almost completed skyscraper on February 16, 1983 to a Connecticut Limited Partnership, the 500 Grant Street Partners, for what was then the second-largest real estate purchase in Western Pennsylvania history.

Flashdance

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The skyscraper features prominently in the 1983 film Flashdance (while still under construction) and the 1998 Michael Keaton film Desperate Measures (serving as part of the "hospital").

Michael Keaton

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The skyscraper features prominently in the 1983 film Flashdance (while still under construction) and the 1998 Michael Keaton film Desperate Measures (serving as part of the "hospital").