Mellon Square, Pittsburgh

Mellon Square, Pittsburgh

Mellon Square is an outdoor, public garden in downtown Pittsburgh. It is unique in that it is built on top of a parking structure. Originally constructed in 1955, the 1.37 acre garden is the first of its kind.

Mellon Square was endowed by and named after the Mellon family. The influential family provided a total of $8 million to purchase and develop the land. That sum would be the equivalent of over $80 million today.

Along with green space that consists of over 25,000 trees, flowers and shrubs, Mellon Square includes a cascading fountain, a nightly water show and an elevated terrace. The park has a stage is regularly used for performances and speaking events as well.

Self-guided walking tours of Pittsburgh can easily incorporate Mellon Square due to its central location and easy accessibility. Admirers of architecture will appreciate that it is located directly adjacent to the Omni William Penn Hotel and offers a stunning view of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh.

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Sight Name: Mellon Square
Sight Location: Pittsburgh, USA (See walking tours in Pittsburgh)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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