First National Bank Building (Pittsburgh)

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.[4]

First National Bank Building
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Location511 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°26′28″N 80°00′02″W / 40.4411°N 80.0006°W / 40.4411; -80.0006
Roof117.96 m (387.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count26
Design and construction
Architect(s)D. H. Burnham & Company
Main contractorThompson-Starrett & Company



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.[5]

Work began on razing the structure by late 1968.[6] The structure was completely demolished in 1969 to make way for One PNC Plaza.[7]

See also



  1. ^ "First National Bank Building". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ "Emporis building ID 102781". Emporis. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "First National Bank Building". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ "Advertisement for Samuel L. Black Renting Co". March 20, 1912. p. 19.
  5. ^ "PNB 30-story headquarters planned here". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 20, 1967. p. 1. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  6. ^ Hritz, Thomas M. (October 2, 1968). "PNB to raze Bank building on E. Liberty". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 17. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  7. ^ Historical Collections Director (2011). "D. H. Burnham & Company in Pittsburgh". Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Retrieved 20 February 2011.