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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

30 Sep

Marie Curie, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize (twice!) visited the University of Pittsburgh in 1921, where Pitt Chancellor John Bowman awarded her an...

03 Oct

Week 1: Introduction & Self-Assessment Identify skills, interests, and values that will guide career exploration and decision-making. The Career Design...

October 03, 2023 12:00 p.m.
06 Oct

Godel Meets Laplace There’s an understanding of what determinism entails illustrated by the familiar image that Laplace gave us of a demon that can predict...

October 06, 2023 3:30 p.m.
10 Oct

Week 2: Career Exploration: Job Families, Career Interests, Goal Setting For this workshop, you will explore the breadth of career options available for...

October 10, 2023 12:00 p.m.
11 Oct

Memories of a Scandal: The Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano’s Bella ciao at the 1964 Spoleto Festival Can folk songs be provocative? At their national debut,...

October 11, 2023 1:30 p.m.

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