Grant Building

at 330 Grant St, Pittsburgh, 15219 United States


Grant Building
330 Grant St
Pittsburgh , PA 15219
United States
Contact Phone
P: (412) 261-3199
Website
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Description

The Grant Building is 40-story, 147.8m skyscraper at 310 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The building was completed and opened on February 1, 1929 at a cost of $5.5 million. The art deco building's facade is built with Belgian granite, limestone, and brick. It was famous for a radio antenna that rose roughly 100–150 feet from the roof of the tower which had an aviation beacon that spelled out.--... - -... -.....-.-. --..... or P-I-T-T-S-B-U-R-G-H in Morse Code. The beacon could be seen as far away as 150mi on clear nights. A smaller version of the beacon, still flashing out the name of the city remains to this day, although malfunctions with the relay switch have caused it to spell "P-I-T-E-T-S-B-K-R-R-H", and eventually "T-P-E-B-T-S-A-U-R-G-H" before being repaired on July 27, 2009.The tower on the roof also served as the broadcast antenna for radio station KDKA Pittsburgh which made the first commercially licensed radio broadcast on election night of 1920. At 7am on it's 14th birthday 11/2/34, the radio station inaugurated new studios in the Grant Building's third floor. See KDKA (AM)

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