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First National Bank Building
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General information
Status Demolished
Type Commercial offices
Location 511 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Completed 1909
Demolished 1969
Height
Roof 117.96 m (387.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 26
Design and construction
Architect D. H. Burnham & Company
Main contractor Thompson-Starrett & Company

The First National Bank Building was a high-rise building erected in 1909 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The building was later enlarged to a 26-story, 118 m (387 ft) skyscraper, making it the tallest in the city when the renovations were completed in 1912. Tenants moved in on April 1, 1912, with the building's fireproofing prominently advertised.

Demolition

The Pittsburgh National Bank (Successor to First National Bank/Peoples First National Bank & Trust) decided to build a new building on the site in the late 1960s. Tenants were told to vacate the building by April 30, 1968.

Work began on razing the structure by late 1968. The structure was completely demolished in 1969 to make way for One PNC Plaza.

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