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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

07 Apr

This event has been postponed until further notice. Break bagels with Sara Myers from Pitt Surgery. She's doing incredible work on gender disparities in...

April 07, 2020 8:00 a.m.
10 Apr

Are you interested in using technologies in your curriculum? Please join fellow language instructors in a presentation and a lively conversation. Talks are...

17 Apr

Abstract: Philosopher Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis) has written about extended cognition, the body, and phenomenology. His work spans divisions...

April 17, 2020 9:30 a.m.
17 Apr

The mission of PQP is to promote the professional and social development of LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty and advocate for the needs of the university's...

April 17, 2020 12:00 p.m.
06 May

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...

May 06, 2020 10:30 a.m.
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