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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

22 Jan

Dr. Burstin will speak about her book and the improbable journey of Sophie Masloff, the daughter of poor Romanian Jewish immigrants who grew up in the Hill...

January 22, 2020 4:00 p.m.
23 Jan

Pitt Seed Projects are well defined actions that will play an instrumental role in transforming the University of Pittsburgh. Proposed projects can include a...

January 23, 2020 9:00 a.m.
27 Jan

Join us for a training session to discover the rich opportunities available on the web-based hub for mentoring, networking and connecting with people in the...

30 Jan

The Provost Office - Graduate Studies facilitates monthly gatherings for administrators and faculty to discuss available resources, academic policies and...

January 30, 2020 12:00 p.m.
30 Jan

Chat with Bonnie McElhinny, who researches sustainable water systems at U. of Toronto from an anthropological perspective, with a focus on gender, racial,...

January 30, 2020 3:00 p.m.

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