Serious cantilever

Posted on Fri, 24 Feb 2012 by KiM

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!

Lady J says:

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

Luis says:

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

KimberlyRose says:

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

Georgina says:

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

Monika says:

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.

Pierce says:

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.

steve mawson says:

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

Unless maybe I was the train, signal controller.

But even then, no…

Antoinette says:

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.

Lynn says:

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

KiM says:

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

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