Mellon Square, Pittsburgh

Mellon Square, Pittsburgh

Mellon Square is the first Modernist park built above a parking garage. With its distinctive black-and-white geometric pavement, it is a prominent feature and gathering spot of Downtown Pittsburgh. The square, bounded by Smithfield Street, William Penn Place, and Oliver and Sixth avenues, is surrounded by many prominent downtown buildings including the Oliver Building, 525 William Penn Place, Omni William Penn Hotel, and the Regional Enterprise Tower.

The square is part of the Pittsburgh Central Downtown Historic District, which received National Register of Historic Places status in 1985. A historical marker in the square commemorates the Founding Convention of the American Federation of Labor, which took place on November 15, 1881, in Turner Hall, near this location. This site is on the List of Pennsylvania state historical markers in Allegheny County. The Square serves as the backdrop to revealing scenes in the 2002 thriller The Mothman Prophecies with Richard Gere and Laura Linney.

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Sight Name: Mellon Square
Sight Location: Pittsburgh, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Pittburgh Downtown Architecture Walk   Downtown Orientation Walk  

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