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10 9 12.86%
9.5 7 10.00%
9 5 7.14%
8.5 10 14.29%
8 21 30.00%
7.5 5 7.14%
7 5 7.14%
6.5 1 1.43%
6 3 4.29%
5.5 1 1.43%
5 1 1.43%
4.5 1 1.43%
4 0 0%
3.5 0 0%
3 and below 1 1.43%
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Old April 27th, 2003, 06:45 PM   #1
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Gulf Building, Pittsburgh

Height: 582 feet (177 meters)
Floors: 44
Year Built: 1932
Facts: The pyramidal top is illuminated at night. Different colors indicate the weather forecast.
- Built on the site of the first oil refinery in the United States - the birthplace of the petroleum industry in this country.
- For many years the tallest building in Pittsburgh. The first two stories are faced in New England granite, with the upper stories of Indiana limestone.





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Old April 27th, 2003, 07:46 PM   #2
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6.5 i give it credits for being an classic, but imo needs more setbacks
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Old April 27th, 2003, 09:57 PM   #3
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8.5/10

Excellent masterpiece! I love the well proportioned setbacks that convey a subtle grace despite this being a massive structure.
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Old April 27th, 2003, 10:23 PM   #4
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Yes, you rule Steel City! I love this building... a big 10 from me!

This is everything a skyscraper should be, in my opinion... nice height... soaring character... attractive Indiana limestone cladding... distinctive pyramid top... and it looks stunning at night next to the amazing Koppers Building! Art deco rules!
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Old April 29th, 2003, 02:47 AM   #5
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although, it would be cooler if it was the tallest in Pittsburgh.
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Old May 1st, 2003, 01:54 AM   #6
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9.5/10 I have always liked this building. Indiana limestone
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Old June 27th, 2003, 01:44 PM   #7
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Looks good.But i am just not that stunned about the top.
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Old June 28th, 2003, 04:24 AM   #8
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Old June 29th, 2003, 06:45 PM   #9
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Classic style.7.5/10
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Old July 3rd, 2003, 05:29 AM   #10
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9/10, extra point for that Indiana limestone.
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Old November 9th, 2003, 03:43 AM   #11
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Old December 19th, 2003, 12:39 AM   #12
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9, but like BGT and Naptown said, it does have indiana limestone, so 9.5
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Old December 19th, 2003, 08:26 AM   #13
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7/10
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Old October 9th, 2004, 01:55 PM   #14
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top looks great at night

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Old October 12th, 2004, 10:46 AM   #15
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 10:49 PM   #16
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Its owkay. 6/10
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Old April 8th, 2005, 11:17 PM   #17
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9/10
One of my favourite Art Deco skyscrapers in USA.Very elegant new yorkish shape.
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Old April 10th, 2005, 04:15 AM   #18
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Very good. 9.5/10
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Old April 10th, 2005, 04:26 AM   #19
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I give it an 8/10. The only thing I'd like more is if the top wasn't so simple and perhaps accented with other materials.
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Old April 15th, 2005, 03:37 AM   #20
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Very nice, even though it looks plain, it's a classic and old-school building. 8.5/10
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