Cathedral of Learning from Across Schenley Plaza

Cathedral of Learning

One of the most remarkable things about the Cathedral of Learning is that it is an isolated skyscraper. There are very few places in the world where a skyscraper can be examined by itself, and few skyscrapers so much worth examining as this, which Father Pitt has often declared the only convincing application of Gothic style to the skyscraper form.

Cathedral of Learning Through the Trees

Cathedral of Learning through the trees

The Cathedral of Learning seen through the trees in front of the Schenley Plaza side of the Carnegie Institute building.

United Steelworkers Building from the Boulevard of the Allies

Architects Curtis and Davis enlivened what would have been a simple square box with a distinctive diamond-grid facing that continues down into the pillars at ground level.