Fifth Avenue Place looms over the low human-sized buildings on the Diamond.
Fifth Avenue Place replaced the beloved Jenkins Arcade, and in order to soothe the feelings of appalled Pittsburghers the new skyscraper included a shopping arcade in the lower floors, connected by a pedestrian bridge to the Horne’s department store. It was very successful early on, and even now, with Horne’s long gone, it manages to keep most of the storefronts filled. For Christmas the colossal clock over the Liberty Avenue entrance is surrounded by a colossal wreath.
This 1980s Postmodernist tower makes a dramatic impression from the middle of Stanwix Street.
Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS.