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Triangle Park at Three PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh

Triangle Park

Triangle Park is a calm oasis among the hustle and bustle of downtown Pittsburgh. There are handsome benches under a stainless-steel canopy to provide shade and protection from rain and snow. The park, which opened in late 2009, debuted in time for the G20 Summit meeting held here that fall. President Barack Obama was among the dignitaries both national and international that attended.

The park is the result of donations by two Pittsburgh area companies, Contrarian Metal Resources in Allison Park, and Allegheny Technologies Inc., downtown. ATI donated the materials for ATI 2003 lean duplex stainless steel with Contrarian Metal Resources' InvariMatte low-glare finish. Contrarian donated the workers time to finish the stainless steel, which was used on the benches, canopies and a large monolithic sign.

Technique fabricated and installed the project. The result is a handsome, peaceful place that serves as a base to Three PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh's newest skyscraper as a meeting place between the cultural district and market square.

Owner: PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Pittsburgh
Landscape architect: LaQuatra Bonci Associates, Pittsburgh
Structural engineer: The Kachele Group, Pittsburgh
Stainless steel: Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, www.alleghenytechnologies.com, Circle #68
Finish: Contrarian Metal Resources, Allison Park, Pa.,
www.metalresources.net