Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Renovation of the historic Fulton Building into a 4-star Marriott Renaissance hotel. Originally developed in 1906 by Andrew Carnegie’s partner, Henry Phipps, as part of a group of buildings. This sole remaining building of the group is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The project received a 20% Federal Historic Tax Credit.
After the hotel suffered years of neglect, the renovation included major facade repair, window replacement, revival of a 30 ft. diameter glass dome, and copper restoration utilizing 40,000 lbs. of baking soda, the largest of its kind since the Statue of Liberty restoration.
The astonishing lobby skylight dome was backlighted after having been blacked-out in the event that the steel production capital of Pittsburgh were to be bombed.
Renovated Fulton Building opening as Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 2001
Unearthing a Gem in Pittsburgh
Urban Land | October 2001
2001 Hotel of the Year
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