Downtown Skyscraper Rooftop Tour with Mark Houser

Oct 7, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Koppers Building
436 Seventh Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Get high above the Golden Triangle as we ascend to the top of these four classic Pittsburgh skyscrapers:

Koppers Building - See all the way to Oakland from the 29th floor balcony of this 1929 Art Deco gem.

Oliver Building - Admire the intricate Beaux-Arts terracotta cornice by famous Chicago architect Daniel Burnham.

Clark Building - Get a close-up rooftop view of the extravagant baroque red-domed skyscraper next door.

Benedum-Trees Building - See Market Square from the penthouse deck of one of the city's first and most elegant skyscrapers.

At each stop on this two-hour Downtown walking tour, hear entertaining and surprising stories about the people behind the buildings. Discover how they made their fortunes and left behind legacies in stone and steel for us to appreciate today.

NOTE: Tours include one mile of walking outdoors and are held rain or shine. Two of the buildings require climbing 2 flights of stairs to get to the roof from the highest elevator-served floor.

YOUR GUIDE: Mark Houser is a Pittsburgh writer and professional speaker who has traveled across the country to find the most beautiful and unique landmark skyscrapers and share their stories with audiences from New York City to California. More than 1,200 people have taken his Pittsburgh antique skyscraper tours.

Mark is the author of MultiStories: 55 Antique Skyscrapers & the Business Tycoons Who Built Them. His new book out this fall, in collaboration with Philadelphia artist Chris Hytha, is Highrises Art Deco: 100 Spectacular Skyscrapers from the Roaring '20s to the Great Depression. The oversized 10" x 15" coffee table book features incredibly detailed drone scans of landmark buildings in 49 cities including Pittsburgh. Pre-order the book and see more at HighrisesCollection.com.

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