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Cathedral of Learning

The Gothic Revival skyscraper that Pitt Chancellor John G. Bowman commissioned in 1921 inspired local industries to donate steel, cement, elevators, glass, plumbing, and heating elements. Thousands of adults today still have the certificates they received as school children upon contributing 10 cents to “’buy a brick” for the Cathedral.

In addition to its magnificent four-story Commons Room at ground level, the 42-story Cathedral houses classrooms (including the internationally renowned Nationality Classrooms) academic and administrative offices, libraries, computer labs, a theater, a print shop, and a food court.

In 2007, on the 70th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication, Pitt trustees approved a project to clean and restore the iconic building. Its interior has since been upgraded and its limestone exterior scrubbed of industrial grime.

A landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the 535-foot-tall Cathedral is the second-tallest educational building in the world after the University of Moscow’s main building. In recent years, families of peregrine falcons have nested atop the Cathedral.

Fifth Ave at Bigelow, Pittsburgh, 15213

Upcoming Events

15 Nov

A casual coffee (or tea) with Pittsburgh leaders. Join Shandre Delaney & Carrington Keys, prison rights activists with Human Rights Coalition - Fed Up!...

November 15, 2018 3:00 p.m.
16 Nov

Dr. Simon Richter, Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania, will present the cultural story of Germany's...

November 16, 2018 2:30 p.m.
20 Nov

Provost Ann Cudd is holding monthly office hours for all faculty, staff, and students. She invites you to use this forum as an opportunity to meet with her...

November 20, 2018 3:30 p.m.
26 Nov

Medical Humanities Mondays will hold a discussion group facilitated by Ritu Thamman, MD on Rana Awdish's book - In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery...

November 26, 2018 5:00 p.m.
27 Nov

with Aaron Mares, Co-Head Team Physician of Pitt Football and Associate Medical Director of the Pittsburgh Marathon will be guest presenter at the Brilliant...

November 27, 2018 8:00 a.m.

Recent Events

Pitt Comic Collective

November 9, 2018