Western PA: The (Old) Alcoa Building, Pittsburgh

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (6)

Hank Waxman on April 5, 2008

It wasn't until I checked Google Earth, that I found Alcoa no longer calls this historic, first-in-the-world building home.

Transferred here in 1969, I found that the industrial giant had used this building to experiment with every aluminum building application they could dream of. The curtain-wall (siding) is the most obvious, and probably the most successful.

lakegeneva on August 15, 2008

You can see the building of ALCOA europe in my galery.


lakegeneva on August 15, 2008

Business center tags

Hank Waxman on August 15, 2008

Greetings lakegeneva, when I worked for Alcoa it's European offices were in Lausanne; although that may just have been their sales office. Thanks for commenting. I enjoyed all the corporate offices you've posted.


lakegeneva on August 16, 2008

Hello Hank, i take pictures just for you of ALCOA this morning.


Hank Waxman on August 16, 2008

Thanks for taking the time. Good shots.


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Photo taken in Central Downtown Historic District, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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  • Uploaded on April 5, 2008
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    by Hank Waxman
    • Camera: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED