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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

16 Jan

THE defining factor for tons of scholarships? Personal statements. It’s HARD to talk about yourself. But Pitt’s Scholarship Mentors have some tips to make...

January 16, 2019 3:00 p.m.
17 Jan

Community Café: weekly coffee with local leaders Join Pitt Honors for a hands-on Community Café! Share your ideas with our Community Engagement team, and...

January 17, 2019 3:00 p.m.
17 Jan

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...

January 17, 2019 3:30 p.m.
18 Jan

Please join PQP, the faculty and staff LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group, for a planning meeting to look at fundraisers and other events for the year. Anyone is...

January 18, 2019 12:00 p.m.
18 Jan

Join the Comic Collective every week for dsicussions about meaningful themes in comic books & graphic novels, from academic topics to aesthetics. Tentative...

January 18, 2019 5:00 p.m.

Recent Events

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