Luckily, living in Pittsburgh—and Western Pennsylvania—we're fortunate to have several great examples right here in our own backyard.
Here is a list of some of our favorite places in the city with beautiful windows.
PPG PlacePPG Place is a majestic glass complex in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. This eye-catching building reflects the surrounding skies, hills and rivers.
The structure makes use of nearly 1 million square feet of clear reflective glass units, and the tower is glazed with 19,750 pieces of glass.
Church Brew WorksChurch Brew Works offers award winning craft beer, eclectic cuisine, decadent desserts, and magnificent stained glass windows.
Located in Lawrenceville, the microbrewery and restaurant revitalized the former St. John the Baptist Church (est. 1902) and opened doors for business in 1996. The Church Brew Works team kept a strict attention to detail as they renovated the church into the brewpub we know today. This included preserving the beautiful stained glass windows.
Cathedral of LearningThe Cathedral of Learning is a Pittsburgh landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The gothic skyscraper reaches 535 feet in the air and is as intimidating as it is magnificent.
The Cathedral of Learning also has 31 Nationality Rooms. Each of these rooms is a classroom modeled authentically off another culture. Some of these include Armenian, Japanese and Yugoslav. What's most amazing about these rooms is that the materials for each have been imported from their corresponding countries, including the windows.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardenThe Phipps Conservatory is a place of beauty and wonder. If you drive by or find yourself walking through the Botanical Garden, you’ll quickly understand why the conservatory found a place in our top 10 list.
The National AviaryThe National Aviary—in Pittsburgh's North Side—is America's only indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated to birds.
This sanctuary includes more than 500 birds from more than 150 species from around the world showcased in impressively windowed rooms and chambers.