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Feb242012

Serious cantilever

Thanks to Ron for sending us the link to this home in Pittsburgh, PA that was featured recently in the NY Times. It consists of a 53 foot long glass and steel structure cantilevered over the owners' glass factory. Incredible! And check out the view!

Reader Comments (10)

I love the amazing view, clean lines and unexpected architecture.

24 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLady J

What an incredible, amazing place! Very original architecture and the urban view is fantastic!

25 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLuis

I'd be afraid to be up there in strong winds, but wow, what a view!

25 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimberlyRose

Ooh no, I'd be freaked out by that, rather. How does it stay up?

26 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgina

The house is stunning, as is the view, but... Looking out over a gritty industrial scene in its death throes and an urban landscape which has not been "designed" or humanized in any way, day after day, would drive me into a profound depression. I couldn't do it. It is as soul-destroying as driving through the abandoned industrial landscape of southern Belgium. This house is like a metaphorical ark, looking down on a struggling and dying land, which I find very disturbing.

26 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMonika

Metaphorical ark? Industrial scene in it's death throes? At one time Pittsburgh was the country's leader in steel production and industry. I would call the home an homage to it's storied and industrial past. Not to mention that like the home itself, Pittsburgh is abundant with beautiful architecture and modern design. The photos were taken on a drab day, which there are a lot of in these parts of the country. If you've been to Pittsburgh, the city is densely packed with diverse ethnic neighborhoods, rich culture and history. Art Music and Design are prevalent everywhere you go. As for "soul-destroying", take a look at some pictures from Mt. Washington onto downtown, it has won awards for being one of the most breathtaking skylines in the world.

27 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPierce

no amount of $ could make me want to live there...shudder, ugh.

Unless maybe I was the train, signal controller.

But even then, no...

28 Feb 2012 | Unregistered Commentersteve mawson

I grew up in Pgh and rode a bus past that very spot every day of the week. The history on that particular hill is incredible. The uptown area real estate can still be had for a real bargain and it won't be long before the remaining buildings are transformed. Are you kidding! Complimented by a river view! Applause.

1 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

I'd like to know more about the treatment on the stair walls- can you provide info?

30 Mar 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Sorry Lynn, I don't know and the NY Times story referenced doesn't provide details.

30 Mar 2014 | Registered CommenterKiM

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